HARRISBURG (AP) – PA Lt. Gov. John Fetterman is taking a definitive step toward running for the state’s open U.S. Senate seat in 2022. Previously, Fetterman had said that he was considering running for either governor or U.S. Senate in 2022, but Fetterman says he’s no longer interested in running for governor. He says he’ll have a final decision in the coming weeks. Both offices, governor and U.S. Senate, are coming open in 2023. Fetterman, the former mayor of the small town of Braddock, near Pittsburgh, came in third in 2016′s Democrat primary for U.S. Senate before running successfully for lieutenant governor in 2018.

LT. GOV. JOHN FETTERMAN