Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, whose national profile surged last year thanks to the spotlight his state received during the 2020 presidential election, is now going to run to be a United States senator.
NBC Philadelphia reports that Fetterman on Monday announced his intention to run for U.S. Senate in 2022 in what will be a key race to determine which party controls the upper chamber of the United States Congress.
"If you send me to the US Senate, I will always be 100% Sedition-Free," Fetterman wrote on Twitter in announcing his candidacy. "We as a nation crossed lines I never thought we would-or even could. My pledge to you: to hold core ideals like democracy and the peaceful transfer of power sacred, always."
The Pennsylvania Senate seat, which is currently held by retiring Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA), is an open race that will represent a pick-up opportunity for Democrats.