HARRISBURG – Lt. Gov. John Fetterman launched his campaign to run for U.S. Senate in 2022. Fetterman said he’s running for the same reason he ran for Lieutenant Governor in 2018 and Mayor of Braddock 16 years ago, because he believes in a set of core truths. The 51-year-old Democrat said, “I believe in the dignity of work and the dignity of a paycheck. I believe the union way of life is sacred. I believe in healthcare as a fundamental, basic human right. I believe in environmental justice, I believe our criminal justice system needs a significant overhaul. I believe that the war on drugs needs to stop and we need to legalize marijuana across this country. I believe that the LGBTQIA community deserves the same rights and protections that the rest of us enjoy in this country. I believe that every community and every county in Pennsylvania is worth fighting for. As a member of the United States Senate, I will never stop fighting for these core values and these communities, just as I have for the last 20 years.” Fetterman is by far the highest-profile name in PA politics to show interest in running for the seat, which is opening with the departure of two-term Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey.