PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman voted Tuesday morning by emergency absentee ballot. Fetterman, the front-runner for the Democratic nomination for Senate, suffered a stroke on Friday.
Just cast my Primary Election Vote from Penn Medicine Lancaster General Hospital using an emergency absentee ballot. ✅ pic.twitter.com/HftIKtZG2V
— John Fetterman (@JohnFetterman) May 17, 2022
He was forced to cancel all campaign events over the weekend.READ MORE: Viewing Underway For Fallen Firefighter Lt. Sean Williamson In South Philadelphia: 'It's A Terrible Tragedy'
Fetterman remains hospitalized in Lancaster. He underwent a standard procedure to implant a pacemaker with a defibrillator.
On Friday, I wasn’t feeling well, so I went to the hospital to get checked out.
I didn’t want to go – I didn’t think I had to – but @giselefetterman insisted, and as usual, she was right.
The good news is I’m feeling much better + I’m well on my way to a full recovery. pic.twitter.com/WQ5X6QgQen
— John Fetterman (@JohnFetterman) May 15, 2022
Fetterman’s wife, Gisele Barreto Fetterman, tweeted Tuesday night his “procedure is over and it was PERFECT!”
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Doc just called me, João’s procedure is over and it was PERFECT! 💕💕💕💕💕💕
— Gisele Barreto Fetterman (@giselefetterman) May 17, 2022
Barreto Fetterman, the second spouse, appeared in-person at a polling place in Braddock to vote.
Meanwhile, Fetterman’s opponent in the Democratic primary, congressman Conor Lamb, has wished the lieutenant governor a full and speedy recovery.MORE NEWS: Crews Battle Wildfire At Brendan T Byrne State Forest In New Jersey
Prior to joining Congress, Lamb was an assistant U.S. Attorney in Pittsburgh.