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Josh Shapiro says ‘no contingency’ plan for a Senate vacancy

In an interview with NBC News Monday, Pennsylvania Governor Josh Shapiro says he hopes Senator John Fetterman will return to the Senate and “serve for a good while.”

Shapiro will be charged with naming an interim replacement should there be a vacancy and then a special election in November 2024 to fill the remaining term — a scenario that could put both state Senate seats on the ballot next year. Will keep

When asked if there was a contingency plan in case Fetterman decided to step down, Shapiro said, “There is no contingency plan and it is 100% Senator Fetterman’s decision what he does in the future.”

Shapiro said he feels no pressure from within the Democratic Party to force Fetterman to resign, nor does he feel pressure to stay in the seat to benefit Democrats in the 2024 election. Is.

Fetterman checked herself into hospital on 16 February to be treated for “clinical depression”.

“I am proud of Senator Fetterman for providing the help she needs, I am there for Gisele and her family. And I know that the people of Pennsylvania I’ve talked to are encouraging her to get the help she needs.

Today the senator’s team sent their first official update on his condition since announcing his hospitalization.

Joe Calvello, communications director, wrote that “we don’t have much to update people as there is no real news to report except that John is doing well, working with wonderful doctors, And on the way to recovery.” Adding in part, “He is visiting with staff and family daily, and his staff is keeping him updated on Senate business and news.”



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