That’s what made the endorsement of Katie McGinty by President Obama (and Vice President Biden) so surprising.
Despite that, it did not take long for her opponents to try and spin the news against her.
“It’s not surprising that every Democratic insider has found a kindred spirit in career insider Katie McGinty,” said Toomey for Senate spokesman Ted Kwong. “McGinty used the revolving door to profit on corporate boards, lobbied for a notorious D.C. law firm, and is reliably falling in line with liberal priorities like sanctuary cities and the reckless Iran Deal.”
“That’s the sad reality about establishment politics. I wonder now how establishment Obama would treat candidate Obama in terms of that, and it really stung,” Fetterman told the editorial board of the Philadelphia Inquirer. “I was really his only friend in Western Pennsylvania. Eight years later, it wasn’t there…I’m not angry, I’m more sad because this is a person who I still think is a fabulous president.”
Joe Sestak, however, seemed unfazed by the news choosing instead to recount all the times he fought alongside the President.
“I therefore have great respect for the President and the battles he and I fought together – for people – and we wear the same battle scars, with pride,” Sestak said. “But that is also why I have never asked the President – nor anyone else in a position of power – to have my 6, not even by asking for their endorsement. As a leader, it is only about having the people’s 6, and because I have theirs, they will have mine.”
The primary is set for April 26th.