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Fetterman shares candid moment with Trump supporter on picket line
Also inside: Rep. Maxwell Frost on the Speakership debacle and how it impacts communities
A lot of ink has been spilled about John Fetterman’s campaign last year – one that repeatedly surprised observers, both in politics and media. Fetterman’s success as a candidate owed itself to many factors, including his authenticity, populist approach to politics, and consistency in showing up for working people.
This approach was on full display again last week, as Fetterman visited striking workers on the picket line at the Macks Truck plant in Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania.
Our Pennsylvania newsroom, The Keystone, was live on the ground to cover Fetterman’s visit, and our political correspondent Sean Kitchen stayed late, after most reporters left, and caught was perhaps the defining moment of the day: a candid conversation between Fetterman and a striking worker who supports Donald Trump.
Check out our exclusive video, which is now up to over 700,000 views on TikTok:
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Assembly Republicans pass anti-trans bills, despite Evers’ veto promise
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