Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman (D), filed a statement of candidacy with the Federal Election Commission on Thursday to run for an open US Senate seat.
Fetterman hopes to fill the seat that will be vacated by Pat Toomey (R), who announced last fall that he will not seek reelection.
Pennsylvania’s U.S. Senate seat could be one of the most hotly contested races in 2022 and a chance for Democrats to pick up a seat. President Biden won the state in 2020 by about 80,000 votes.
State Sen. Sharif Street (D) has also filed papers to run, and Reps. Chrissy Houlahan (D) and Conor Lamb (D) are also reportedly considering a bid for the seat.
Fetterman, came in third in 2016′s Democratic primary to run against Toomey for U.S. Senate before running successfully for lieutenant governor in 2018.