Katie McGinty is in.
The former Chief of Staff to Governor Wolf officially entered the 2016 Senate race this morning.
“I remain at heart the daughter of a Philadelphia police officer and restaurant hostess. Raised as ninth of ten children, my parents could make ends meet, but that is no longer the case for too many Pennsylvania families,” McGinty states. “I am running for Senate to stand up for middle class and hard-working families who deserve a shot at the American Dream.”
In the video, McGinty asserts that she is leaving Harrisburg because she wants to give Governor Wolf a “partner” in D.C. She then goes on to list her priorities as a candidate and Senate hopeful.
“Together we can build a stronger Pennsylvania and an America that is alive with promise and possibility for all,” McGinty concludes. “Let’s get started.”
McGinty will be running against former Congressman and 2010 nominee Joe Sestak for the Democratic nomination.
The incumbent is freshman Republican Senator Pat Toomey.