Considering that McGinty flew to the DSCC retreat in Martha’s Vineyard last week, it’s not surprising that they are pushing her forward. EMILY’s List, though, is a new entrant in this saga.
Levy is reporting that McGinty is “seriously considering” a run and her top advisors have been indicating for days now that a decision is coming soon.
The hesitancy makes sense. McGinty is currently Governor Wolf’s Chief of Staff. If she were to leave in the middle of the budget stalemate it would cause quite a stir and the office would need time to prepare a successor.
Joe Sestak is the only other Democrat in the race, but party leaders are wary of him. If McGinty ran, she and Sestak would face off for the right to take on freshman Senator Pat Toomey.