A super PAC supporting corporate Democratic Rep. Conor Lamb in his U.S. Senate run appears to be gearing up for an attack on his primary challenger Lt. Gov. John Fetterman—who\u0026#039;s commanding a 30-point lead—over his support for widely backed progressive proposals.\r\n\r\nDocuments obtained by Politico reveal the super PAC, Penn Progress, attempting to blame Lamb\u0026#039;s (D-Pa.) position well behind Fetterman on voters\u0026#039; lack of understanding that the candidate supports forward-thinking policies.\r\n\r\n\u0022[P]rimary voters don\u0026#039;t yet see Fetterman as the liberal he is,\u0022 said the group, according to Politico, which obtained a memo from Penn Progress to prospective donors. \u0022For Conor Lamb to have a path in the primary, this dynamic needs to change.\u0022\r\n\r\n\u0022Conor hasn\u0026#039;t been able to gain ground with Democrats, so he\u0026#039;s decided to run like a Republican and use Fox News talking points to attack a fellow Democrat.\u0022\r\n\r\nPenn Progress cited a survey taken in February by Impact Research, which showed 47% of likely voters intended to support Fetterman, who gained national prominence in recent years by leading a push to legalize recreational marijuana use.\r\n\r\nJust 17% of voters said they supported Lamb. Thirteen percent were undecided.\r\n\r\nThe group also pointed to a poll showing that Fetterman led TV personality Dr. Mehmet Oz, a Republican, by nine points, while Lamb was only ahead by three.\r\n\r\nLamb\u0026#039;s failure to gain traction with voters is due to a misunderstanding of Fetterman, Penn Progress claimed in the memo.\r\n\r\nThe super PAC, which is reportedly planning to host a call in which Lamb will speak to prospective donors, suggested the campaign should aggressively portray Fetterman as a \u0022dangerous radical who proudly calls himself a socialist\u0022 and \u0022supports far-left policies like a $34 trillion-dollar government takeover of healthcare.\u0022\r\n\r\nWhile Fetterman has denied calling himself a socialist, he does support expanding Medicare to provide all Americans with government-funded healthcare—a stance backed by 71% of Pennsylvanians, according to Election Day polls taken in 2020.\r\n\r\nDespite the popularity of Medicare for All and other policies embraced by Fetterman, said writer and researcher Will Stancil on Monday, \u0022Fetterman\u0026#039;s appeal is unintelligible to the Democratic consultant class.\u0022\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nThe lieutenant governor \u0022has been pretty unambiguous about what he believes and whose side he\u0026#039;s on,\u0022 Stancil added. \u0022He doesn\u0026#039;t pretend to agree with everyone about everything. He\u0026#039;s not trying to be the shortest distance from the largest number of people. This is hugely appealing to many!\u0022\r\n\r\nPenn Progress also accused Fetterman of wanting \u0022to release convicted felons back onto our streets,\u0022 an apparent reference to his work as chair of the state Board of Pardons, where he has supported clemency applications from people serving life sentences.\r\n\r\nJoe Calvello, a spokesperson for Fetterman, dismissed the super PAC\u0026#039;s efforts to paint the lieutenant governor\u0026#039;s views in a negative light as \u0022a desperate move from a campaign that hasn\u0026#039;t been able to raise the money on its own, and hasn\u0026#039;t broken through with anyone except for some political insiders.\u0022\r\n\r\n\u0022Conor hasn\u0026#039;t been able to gain ground with Democrats, so he\u0026#039;s decided to run like a Republican and use Fox News talking points to attack a fellow Democrat,\u0022 Calvello told Politico.\r\n\r\nSince beginning his Senate campaign, Fetterman has relied heavily on small-dollar donors, reporting in January that he\u0026#039;d raised $2.7 million in the fourth quarter of 2021, including 100,000 contributions averaging $27 each.\r\n\r\nLamb has trailed Fetterman in fundraising so far, despite winning endorsements from the Philadelphia Democratic Party, the National Organization for Women\u0026#039;s political action committee, and Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.).\r\n\r\nLamb has angered progressives since he took office in 2018 by voting to make permanent former President Donald Trump\u0026#039;s tax cuts for wealthy individuals and opposing Covid-19 economic relief.