‘Transparency is about showing up’

John Fetterman, Pennsylvania’s Democratic U.S. Senate candidate, responded to a question during Tuesday’s debate about his fitness to serve after experiencing a stroke, saying, “For me, transparency is about showing up.”

Driving the news: “I’m here today to have a debate,” the Democratic candidate said during the first and only televised debate before the Nov. 8 election against his Republican opponent Mehmet Oz.

  • Fetterman did not commit to releasing his full medical records. “My doctor believes I’m fit to serve,” Fetterman said.
  • He added that he’s been campaigning in public.

Context: Last week, Fetterman released a note from his doctor last week that said he was recovering well from the stroke in May, per the Associated Press.

Editor’s note: This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.

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