Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman wins Democratic Senate primary, the AP say

John Fetterman, Pennsylvania's lieutenant governor, has won the state's Democratic primary for U.S. Senate, according to a race call from The Associated Press.

The 6-foot-9 Fetterman, who often wears shorts to campaign events and has the persona of an authentic anti-politician, topped Rep. Conor Lamb in the primary.

Fetterman's win was expected despite the fact that he suffered a stroke last weekend and was not able to attend the last swing of campaign events.

Lamb, a more moderate candidate, failed to make any significant traction against Fetterman,

a former small-town mayor who backed Bernie Sanders' 2020 presidential run, even though Lamb was seen as a rising Democratic star in the Trump era.

On Tuesday his campaign announced he was about to undergo a procedure to implant a pacemaker. Fetterman has said he'll be fine.

State Sen. Malcolm Kenyatta, who was looking to become the first ever LGBTQ candidate elected to statewide office in Pennsylvania, trailed even further behind.

John Fetterman D 636,996 votes59.4% Conor Lamb D 285,593 votes26.6% Malcolm Kenyatta D 105,655 votes9.8% Alex Khalil D 44,695 votes4.2%