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Fetterman Endorses Bernie Sanders On Comedy Central's 'Nightly Show'

John Fetterman
Braddock mayor and U.S. Senate candidate John Fetterman endorsed Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders on Comedy Central's Nightly Show on Thursday.

With just over three months to election day, Braddock Mayor John Fetterman will have to step up his fundraising efforts to catch up with his two Democratic primary rivals in Pennsylvania's U.S. Senate race.

Fetterman is running a populist campaign, and lately he's been trying to borrow some momentum from Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, who's popularity is surging in Iowa.


Fetterman endorsed the socialist candidate earlier this week, and spoke about it Thursday night on Comedy Central's "The Nightly Show."

"I don't think (Sanders) is radical," Fetterman told host Larry Wilmore. "I just think he's proposing common sense things that need to happen in America today."

The Fetterman campaign hasn't yet filed its year-end financial report for 2015, but as of the last filing in October, he had about $150,000 on-hand.

Compare that to the war chest of Gov. Tom Wolf's former chief of staff, Katie McGinty, who finished the year with $1.2 million, according to figures posted Thursday.

McGinty has tallied less than half what former Congressman Joe Sestak had raised by the end of the third quarter. As of October, Sestak claimed $2.4 million.

Josh Raulerson is the local host for Morning Edition weekdays from 5-9 a.m. on 90.5 WESA.