Leading Democrat Candidate in Pennsylvania Suffers a Stroke – Opinion

The spotlight was on Pennsylvania’s GOP Primary, Mehmet O, Kathy, Barnette and David McCormick locked in a fierce struggle. But, on Sunday, it became clear that the Democrats were in serious trouble.

John Fetterman (the presumptive candidate to challenge one of these Republicans) suffered a stroke and was admitted to hospital Friday.

Although Fetterman appears to be making a complete recovery, it is possible that politicians will continue to ignore any issues with their health. It will be some time before we have a better idea of whether he’s suffering any lingering effects. While it isn’t unusual for blood clot victims to not have future adverse effects if the clot was a one-off, it’s also not unusual for long-term complications to arise.

In a close race, this episode might put Fetterman’s nomination in jeopardy, but he’s got such a massive lead over his closest competitor, Connor Lamb, that he’s likely still going to coast to the general election. It is unclear if the Republican nominee will raise concerns about his health. Given what we’ve seen with other politicians, including the President of the United States, I do believe such a topic is fair game.

Regardless, I’m wishing Fetterman a full recovery and a healthy race to November beginning this summer.

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