U.S. Senate hopeful Fetterman returning to York

Greg Gross
York County native John Fetterman is hoping to become the next U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania.

York County native John Fetterman will pay a visit to the Holy Hound Taproom next month as part of his bid for the U.S. Senate.

Fetterman, who grew up in Springettsbury Township and is the mayor of Braddock in western Pennsylvania, is one of three Democratic hopefuls vying to unseat first-term Republican Sen. Pat Toomey.

The free event at the 57 W. Market St. taproom will be held at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 2, according to Fetterman's campaign.

Fetterman has gained national attentition, with some pundits calling him an unlikely Senate candidate largly due to his big frame and tattoos, as mayor.

He holds a master's degree in public policy from Harvard University and has spearheaded efforts to revitalize the once-thriving town of Braddock.

Also running in the Democratic primary are Katie McGinty, the former top aide to Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf, and former U.S. Rep. Joe Sestak, who narrowly lost to Toomey in the 2010 election.

— Reach Greg Gross at ggross@yorkdispatch.com.