Last month, Reid told the Washington Post that McGinty would win next year’s primary. A few weeks later, he took a swipe at one of McGinty’s opponents, former Congressman Joe Sestak. Now, it appears he is actively helping the McGinty campaign.
Sen. Reid makes an appearance in Jonathan Tamari’s great profile piece on McGinty in Sunday’s Inquirer.
“McGinty has some heavyweight support in her bid to become Pennsylvania’s first female senator,” Tamari writes. “After the minimum-wage rally, she joins a conference call in which Harry Reid, the Senate’s top Democrat, gives a pep talk to her allies, stressing the importance of the Keystone State race.”
In addition to McGinty and Sestak, Braddock Mayor John Fetterman is also running for the 2016 Democratic nomination. Incumbent GOP Sen. Pat Toomey is running for re-election.