It’s not often you can have a beer with a U.S. Senate candidate, but then again, it’s not often people like John Fetterman are U.S. Senate candidates.
The Mayor of Braddock and one of three U.S. Senate candidates vying to challenge Pat Toomey this fall will visit campus on Monday for a meeting and a beer. The “pregame” is at the College Democrats meeting at 8 p.m. in 62 Willard, which is open to everyone. Mayor John will then move downtown to the Skeller at 9 p.m. to have a beer and is inviting the community to come and “learn more about his progressive vision for Pennsylvania and the grassroots, people-powered campaign (he’s) building across the state.”
It is certainly no coincidence that Fetterman is making an appearance in State College this campaign cycle. We wrote last week about former Penn State linebacker Ben Kline joining his campaign.
If you haven’t read up on Fetterman, the Philadelphia Magazine and New York Times published two great profiles. With the appearance of a truck driver — he has the dates of Braddock’s five murders tattooed on one arm, and its zip code on the other — the 6-8, 330-pound Fetterman has created a stir in the Pennsylvania U.S. Senate race with his community approach to politics. The Times described him as “the Paul Bunyan of hipster urban revival.”
In other words, he is the most likely Senate candidate to invite people for beers at the Skeller. Plan your Monday night accordingly.