“This is President Barack Obama,” the sixty-second spot begins. “I am asking you to join me in supporting Democrat Katie McGinty for the United States Senate on Tuesday, April 26.”
The President then transitions to McGinty’s background and her work in expanding Medicaid while in the Governor’s office.
“As the ninth of ten kids and the mother of three daughters, Katie is fighting to ensure every family has a fair shot at getting ahead. She worked with Governor Wolf to get Obamacare up and running in Pennsylvania, helping 500,000 more Pennsylvanians know the financial security of health insurance.”
Pres. Obama concludes by asking listeners to vote for McGinty.
“When I needed someone to fight for me in Pennsylvania, Katie McGinty was there. That’s why I know you can count on her to fight for you and your family. So on Tuesday, April 26, please get out to vote and support Katie McGinty for Senate. Thanks.”
The McGinty camp did not say how big the ad buy was or where the message would be playing. It would make sense, though, for them to target Philadelphia and its large number of African-American voters, who could be persuaded by the personal endorsement of the country’s first black President.
McGinty is running against former Congressman Joe Sestak and Braddock Mayor John Fetterman in the April 26th Democratic primary.