Inside The Blighted Rust Belt Town Where John Fetterman Was Mayor

Inside The Blighted Rust Belt Town Where John Fetterman Was Mayor


It is hard to imagine that Braddock, Pennsylvania, would produce one of the nation’s most high-profile and controversial Senate candidates.

Dotted by shuttered buildings connected by pothole-filled roads, Braddock — which was once the thriving home of a steel mill constructed by Andrew Carnegie — is today the residence of roughly 1,700 people. A slim 11% have a bachelor’s degree, only 34% have a job, and median household income is $23,000.

Abandoned buildings in Braddock, Pennsylvania (Image via The Daily Wire)

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It was in this crucible that the political career of John Fetterman, the current lieutenant governor of Pennsylvania, was forged. After growing up in York, Pennsylvania — located in the thriving south-central region of the commonwealth — and earning

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