Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman campaigns in NEPA

TOWNSHIP OF WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) —Pennsylvania’s hotly contested primary election is nearly two weeks away. Lieutenant Governor and Democratic U.S. Senate candidate John Fetterman visited Luzerne County earlier this Saturday to drum up voter support.

Support for Fetterman came in the form of nearly 200 voters crammed into a restaurant in Wilkes-Barre Township. We spoke to voters and the Democratic frontrunner as Election Day approached.

Applause rang out from a packed crowd at Bettelli’s villa as Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman held a campaign rally.

“To walk into a packed house and see all these people smiling and saying ‘we’re so glad you’re here John’ is like, no, I’m so glad you’re all here! It’s overwhelming and it’s is one of the best things in politics,” Fetterman said.

The meeting was an opportunity for potential voters to listen to Fetterman speak and ask him about his stance on burning issues.

“I would never put my own political views or my own job security above doing what’s right for this country,” Fetterman explained.

Fetterman outlined his campaign themes, including supporting an increase in the minimum wage and promoting equal protection for the LGBTQIA+ community.

“I’ve always said this if you score political points by bullying or putting down gay and trans children or adults, find a new line of work,” Fetterman said.

We spoke with the Democratic chairman of Luzerne County of Pennsylvania about the importance of Luzerne County to Fetterman’s campaign.

“We know how Philadelphia and Pittsburgh are going to vote, but it’s the middle, northeast, and northwest that are the areas a candidate really needs to connect with,” Kathy Bozinski explained.

A link some believe to more young people exercising their right to vote.

“This is about how our country is going to move forward in the future and so I think it’s very important that young people show up in large numbers so that we are represented in our government,” he said. said Allison Amendola.

The latest poll from Monmouth University shows Fetterman leading his nearest rival, Conor Lamb, by 22% in points. Pennsylvania’s primary is May 17.

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