Lancaster, Pa. ( Associated Press) — Pennsylvania Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman, the Democratic nominee in the state’s high-profile U.S. Senate contest, has been released from the hospital after more than a week after a stroke, his wife and his campaign said on Sunday. said.
“Joao is going home – time to rest and recover (and pisses me off)!” tweeted his wife Gisele Fetterman, who was born in Brazil and often refers to her husband with a Portuguese translation of John. “I am so grateful for the wonderful staff at Lancaster General for taking such good care of them from beginning to end.”
Fetterman said in a statement that he was on his way to Braddock’s home and “couldn’t be happy to finally go home to be with his family.”
“I’m feeling great, but according to my doctor’s orders and Gisele’s orders, I will continue to rest and recover,” he said. “Later this week I’ll have a follow-up meeting with my doctors at Penn Medicine Lancaster General Hospital. I’m going to take the time I need to rest and get to 100% so I can go full speed soon and I can turn this seat blue.
Fetterman, 52, had been at Lancaster General Hospital since May 13. He was scheduled to attend a campaign program at Millersville University, but his wife “noted that John herself was not, and shortly after she began to slow down her speech,” a campaign spokesperson said. said.
Fetterman said in a written statement that he had had a stroke “which was caused by a clot in my heart being in A-fib rhythm for too long,” but doctors were able to remove the clot “reversing the stroke”. . His heart is under control. Doctors told him he had “no cognitive damage,” he said.
Fetterman won the Democratic nomination while in hospital, easily defeating US Representative Conor Lamb.
The Republican race is very close to the call and is likely headed for a statewide recount to decide the winner of the contest between heart surgeon-turned-TV celebrity Dr. Mehmet Oz and former hedge fund CEO David McCormick. The incumbent, Republican Sen. Pat Tomei, is retiring after serving two terms.