There’s never been a female Senator from the state of Pennsylvania.
Katie McGinty is trying to change that, and to succeed she’ll need women to turn out and vote for her.
In that vein the McGinty camp’s latest ad, titled “21 Percent”, is focused on the gender pay gap.
“She works as many hours as the guys do,” McGinty narrates over shots of women in the workplace. “She doesn’t work 21 percent less. She handles as many customers, puts out as many fires, meets as many deadlines- not 21 percent less. So why does she make 21 percent less?”
“For my daughters and yours, I’ll fight for equal pay for women. Families need it; you’ve earned it,” McGinty continues, throwing in a pledge to protect Social Security and Medicare before the closing line.
“I’m Katie McGinty and I approve this message, because it’s your turn.”
McGinty is running against former Congressman Joe Sestak and Braddock Mayor John Fetterman in the Senate Democratic primary. Incumbent GOP Senator Pat Toomey is seeking a second term.