Katie McGinty won another labor endorsement today, this time from the state’s International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW).
“Throughout her career, Katie has always stood on the side of the middle class,” said IBEW Third District Vice President Don Siegel. ”From protecting retirement security to fighting to bring good jobs back to Pennsylvania and invest in expanding apprenticeship and job trainings programs, working families need her voice in Washington.”
“We need a senator who is focused like a laser on protecting and expanding the ranks of the middle class and Katie McGinty will be that senator,” Siegel concluded.
The IBEW’s 3rd district represents 40,000 Pennsylvania workers.
“I am so grateful to have the endorsement and support of the IBEW’s Third District, which represents tens of thousands of hard-working Pennsylvanians,” McGinty responded. “As Senator, my top priority will be fighting for middle-class families by increasing access to affordable education and job training, protecting our workers from unfair trade deals and safeguarding Medicare and Social Security for our seniors. Sen. Pat Toomey has consistently supported policies that have left Pennsylvanians behind. I will change that.”
McGinty is running against Sestak and Braddock Mayor John Fetterman in the 2016 Senate Democratic primary. Incumbent GOP Sen. Pat Toomey is running for re-election.