Dan Walsh, who voted for Donald Trump in 2016 and a Libertarian candidate in the 2020 presidential election, says he is casting his ballot for the Democratic Senate candidate in this year's midterms.
Walsh said he is voting for John Fetterman because he believes he “represents the average person” and will deliver on affordable healthcare, which is his number one concern since he was blinded in one eye while playing basketball 10 years ago while living in Florida.
“I could not get any help until several years later when I came back home from Florida up to Pennsylvania,” said the native of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.
“I think it’s an individual right to have healthcare, and I think John’s the guy to make the changes that are needed that everybody has access to affordable healthcare," he said referring to his support of Fetterman.
Walsh described his political philosophy as voting for the candidate, not the party.
Born and raised a Democrat, he became a Republican when he lived in Florida. Fed up with the two-party system in 2000, Walsh switched to being an independent.
In 2016, he said he voted for Trump. In 2020, he thought both Joe Biden and Trump were too old to run for President and instead voted for Libertarian candidate Jo Jorgensen.
“We need the young people to take charge in political office,” Walsh added.