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All About John Fetterman, the Democrat Who Defeated Dr. Oz in the Pennsylvania Senate Race

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Democrat John Fetterman is making headlines after winning the Pennsylvania Senate race over Republican 박사. 메멧 오즈, according to several news network projections.

After one of the most hotly contested campaigns in the country, Fetterman flipped a Senate seat blue — becoming the first Democrat to win the seat since 1962 as he defeated the Trump-endorsed celebrity doctor in the race.

“공식입니다. 나는 다음 미국이 될 것이다. 펜실베니아 주 상원의원,” Fetterman tweeted upon his victory. “우리는 펜실베니아 사람들에게 베팅했습니다. 그리고 당신은 우리를 실망시키지 않았습니다.. 그리고 나는 당신을 실망시키지 않을 것입니다. 감사합니다.”

The Senate seat was vacated by outgoing 그것의. Pat Toomey, creating the first open Senate seat in Pennsylvania in over a decade. Fetterman’s win helps the Democratic Party as they look to secure bigger margins on Capitol Hill.

Between his viral campaigning moments and family background, here’s everything to know about Fetterman.


He is the lieutenant governor of Pennsylvania

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Fetterman served as the mayor of Braddock from 2006 에게 2019 before being elected the 34th lieutenant governor of Pennsylvania in 2018. 임기 중, he amassed national attention for his efforts to legalize cannabis statewide in addition to countering President Donald Trump’s claims of election fraud in Pennsylvania.


His Pennsylvania Senate win is pretty historic

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작년, Fetterman announced his candidacy in the 2022 우리를. Senate election in Pennsylvania — and after one of the most hotly contested campaigns in the country, he defeated Republican Dr. Oz in the race. Flipping a Senate seat blue, Fetterman became the first Democrat to win this seat since 1962.

Despite Oz’s sudden momentum in the weeks leading up to the election (with some polls calling him the frontrunner), Fetterman led early. He often took to social media to call out the former television personality for gaffes, 그의 널리 공유되는 쇼핑 여행 “생 야채.”

Issues like raising the minimum wage, criminal justice reform, abortion access, voting rights, 그리고 protections for LGBTQ+ people are all issues 페터맨 has reportedly campaigned on, often in rural counties filled with working-class voters who supported Trump.


He suffered a stroke days before the primary election

Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate Lt. 정부. 존 페터만, 디파., speaks during a rally at the UFCW Local 1776 KS headquarters in Plymouth Meeting, 잘., 토요일에, 4 월 16, 2022.

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Just days before the primary election in May, Fetterman suffered a stroke and later underwent a procedure to implant a pacemaker with a defibrillator. 궁극적으로, Fetterman won the primaryfrom a hospital bed — handily. His doctor later revealed 그는 심방 세동이있다, 뇌졸중을 일으킨, 및 심근병증, which is why he got the implant.

8 월, 그 hopped back on the campaign trail, saying in an emotional speech that he felt “몇 년 동안 내가 가진 것보다 낫습니다.”


His tattoos have special meanings

존 페터만, lieutenant governor of Pennsylvania and Democratic senate candidate, 센터, and his wife Gisele Fetterman, center left, walk with the United Steelworkers District 10 union during a Labor Day parade in Pittsburgh, 펜실베니아, US, 월요일에, 씨족. 5, 2022. Pennsylvania is holding a number of high-profile election contests, including the open Senate seat race that is pitting Fetterman against Republican Mehmet Oz.

존 페터만, lieutenant governor of Pennsylvania and Democratic senate candidate, 센터, and his wife Gisele Fetterman, center left, walk with the United Steelworkers District 10 union during a Labor Day parade in Pittsburgh, 펜실베니아, US, 월요일에, 씨족. 5, 2022. Pennsylvania is holding a number of high-profile election contests, including the open Senate seat race that is pitting Fetterman against Republican Mehmet Oz.

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In an op-ed published by NBC News in September, Fetterman opened up about the personal meaning behind some of his tattoos.

The Democrat has nine tattoos on his right forearm and wrote that they each representa day on which someone died violently while I was mayor of Braddock, Pennsylvania.He explained that the ink reading “01.16.06.” is the date when Christopher Williams was shot dead while delivering pizzas.

He went on to detail the other dates memorialized by his tattoos, writing that they all serve asreminders of the people we have lost and what I am fighting for.” 그는 덧붙였다: “My decision to mark these deaths with tattoos was inspired in part by their permanence — the fact that these people, their stories and my town will be with me forever.


He earned his master’s from Harvard University

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펜실베니아 중위. 정부. 존 페터만, Democratic candidate for U.S. 상원, greets supporters following a discussion event at Stolen Sun Craft Brewing Company in Exton, 잘., 토요일에, 10월. 22, 2022.

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Prior to his political endeavors, Fetterman pursued a profession in the insurance industry, having studied finance at Albright College before earning an MBA from the University of Connecticut.

After graduating, he joined AmeriCorps and earned a Master of Public Policy degree from the Harvard Kennedy School (the school of public policy and government of Harvard University) ~에 1999. He moved to Braddock in 2004 and was elected mayor the following year.


He’s married and is a father to three kids

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Gisele and John Fetterman (left and center) with their children.
Gisele Fetterman

The politician married Gisele Fetterman in 2008 and they share three kids together: Karl, Gracie and August. The two first connected after Gisele wrote him a letter inquiring about Braddock and the efforts to revitalize the community.

Originally from Brazil, the First Lady of Pennsylvania received her green card in 2004, four years before her marriage, and became a U.S. citizen in 2009. 그녀는 devoted her life to helping others, with a focus on nutrition, food equity and meeting Pennsylvaniansbasic needs.

The parents have tried to preserve their kidschildhoods to an extent, 그렇지만. “We do talk about the race around the house a bit and the kids will come to rallies when they can, but they also have their own lives,” Gisele told PEOPLE. “They go to school every day, they go over to their friendshouses, they have homework to do. Their calendars are very full already.