Philadelphia voters say Fetterman’s health won’t affect their vote, citing Biden’s age and health

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Voters in Philadelphia shared whether they were concerned about Lieutenant Governor John Letterman’s health if elected to the Senate and whether it would affect their vote in the midterm elections, with some citing President Biden’s health as reassurance.

“He may not be mentally healthy, but he seems healthy,” said Devon, of Philadelphia.

“Look at Joe Biden. He’s an older man,” he continued. “You know he has his health problems and he can still run the country.”

Pennsylvania Governor and Democratic United States Senate candidate John Fetterman on August 12, 2022 in Erie, Pennsylvania. – The event marked Fettermans’ first campaign rally since he suffered a stroke caused by a blood clot on May 15, 2022.
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But Kevin, who lives in Philadelphia, said he is concerned about Fetterman’s health and lack of campaign involvement.

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“You can’t run to the office and tell people you’re okay if you’re not okay,” Kevin said. “If something turns up, he should provide some sort of documentation that he has a clean bill of health.”

Fetterman, serving as the 34th Lt. Gov of Pennsylvania, suffered a stroke in May and had surgery on May 17 — the day Pennsylvania voters voted him the Democratic nominee for Senate. Fetterman returned to the campaign trail in August and recently agreed to debate his opponent, Republican Senate candidate Dr. Mehmet Oz, scheduled for October 25.

“I don’t have any health problems at all because I still think he can do his job,” said Betty, of Philadelphia. She said speech problems are expected after a stroke and mentioned Biden stammered in his speeches.

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Betty, of Philadelphia, says John Fetterman has her vote in November's midterm elections, despite health concerns.

Betty, of Philadelphia, says John Fetterman has her vote in November’s midterm elections, despite health concerns.
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Loreal, who lives in Philadelphia, said she was less concerned about Fetterman’s health than Biden’s and older leaders’ health.

Joe Biden became the oldest president once elected president when he won in 2020, and will be 80 in November. Some congressional leaders in the legislature are even older, including 88-year-old Senator Dianne Feinstein, who has been reported to show signs of amnesia.

“We’ve had older people who have had other serious health problems that they should definitely be concerned about, but they’re doing fine,” Loreal said.

In the 2020 presidential election, Philadelphia, a strong left-wing city, was pivotal to Joe Biden winning Pennsylvania. Still, statewide, Fetterman leads just Oz, 52% to 47%, in the Pennsylvania Senate race, according to the latest TBEN News poll.

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Pennsylvania Senate Democratic candidate John Fetterman and Pennsylvania Senate GOP nominee Dr.  Mehmet Oz will debate live on October 25, 2022 ahead of the midterm elections.

Pennsylvania Senate Democratic candidate John Fetterman and Pennsylvania Senate GOP nominee Dr. Mehmet Oz will debate live on October 25, 2022 ahead of the midterm elections.
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“Looks like he’s on the mend,” said Will, of Pennsylvania. “I’m going to trust what he tells us.”

“Even if it will take him some time while he’s in the Senate to get it all back, he’s by far the best option,” he said.