PENNSYLVANIA — The fate of the Democratic Party is intertwined in a pair of Pennsylvania elections that’ll be closely watched this year.
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John Fetterman could help the party keep control of the U.S. Senate.
Josh Shapiro faces a Republican rival for governor who has embraced conspiracies about the last presidential election.
With the stakes so high, Fetterman and Shapiro are participating in a coordinated campaign funded and run by party organizations.
But they’re already facing big challenges.
Fetterman suffered a stroke last month and hasn’t returned to the campaign trail.
And both candidates will be running in a difficult environment for Democrats, weighed down by inflation and President Joe Biden’s unpopularity.
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