Fetterman returns to the campaign trail three months after stroke

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ERIE, Pa. — John Fetterman chose this lakeside political bellwether county to officially restart his campaign for Senate after a three-month hiatus caused by a stroke, telling a large, spirited crowd that he is “grateful” to be alive.

“Three months ago, three months ago, I might not have made it,” Fetterman said, becoming emotional at times as he talked about his health and credited his wife for saving his life. “But now I’m standing right here in Erie.”

Hanging over his first public in-person campaign event was a single question: How would the lingering effects of the stroke hinder his ability to wage a winning campaign?

Fetterman stood onstage in a lakeside convention center without assistance for about 15 minutes as he was introduced and then gave brief remarks before about 1,300 supporters. His tone, at times swaggering and other times self-deprecating and appreciative, sounded like the victory speech he would have made when…

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This article was written by Annie Linskey and originally published on www.washingtonpost.com