The lieutenant governor — who bills himself as a progressive friend of the working class — survived for his 13-year tenure as mayor of Braddock, Pennsylvania, thanks to his parents’ money. Fetterman, age 52, was elected in 2006 and left the position in 2019 after being elected to his current position. In 2015 alone, his parents gave him $54,000, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported. As mayor, Fetterman received a $1,800 salary. For his part, Fetterman has stated that his family’s generosity allowed him to serve the public.
Joe Calvello, a campaign spokesperson, defended Fetterman, telling the Philadelphia paper, “John has spent his
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