Conor Lamb was supposed to be the darling of the Democrat establishment.
He was supposed to crush progressive Lt. Gov. John Fetterman and bring the establishment back to glory.
With Fetterman laid out in a hospital bed the last few days recovering from a stroke, he still managed to crush Lamb, putting the entire Democrat Party on notice.
What Is Going On?
This was supposed to be a walkover for Lamb, anointing him as the next golden boy of the Democrat Party.
A fresh young face the party could get behind… but Fetterman ruined all his plans.
Lamb ran an awful campaign and Fetterman had a big lead before voters ever headed to the booths.
Then Fetterman had a stroke only days before the primary, but voters still chose a man on his back in the hospital over the establishment candidate.
As you can see in the tweet below, Lamb literally had the entire party behind him, yet he still lost…
On the left is Conor Lamb's endorsements, on the right is John Fetterman's. pic.twitter.com/0fh6dXJRS0
— Nathan McDermott (@natemcdermott) May 18, 2022
While the GOP nomination is still up in the air, either will be far more appealing to moderate voters than Fetterman.
The question is, will they turn out.
Voting was about even in terms of turnout, with a very slight edge to Republicans.
However, Kathy Barnette, who captured 24.7 percent of the vote, has already stated that she will not support Oz or McCormick in the race.
That is a lot of votes to have shelved in what will be a tight race.
Fetterman notched 59 percent of the vote, but he will still have a lot of work to do to lure in moderate Democrats.
PA remains a battleground state that could go either way, but Fetterman may actually turn out to be the best possible candidate to face as long as Barnette’s voters don’t sit the election out.
Source: Fox News