According to Jonathan Tamari of the Inquirer, Democratic Senate candidate Katie McGinty raised $980,000 for the fourth quarter of 2015. She also has $1.2 million cash on hand, which is only a $300,000 increase from last quarter.
McGinty has been able to raise just about $2 million dollars since she got into the race last August. As a result, she falls well short of Senator Toomey’s war chest, which was around $9.6 million at the end of 2015.
Katie McGinty also still has to worry about Joe Sestak, who has been campaigning for the past six years and had $2.4 million at the end of September, as well as Braddock Mayor John Fetterman, who is hoping his outsider status boosts a campaign that raised $168,000 after just a couple weeks on the trail.
“I have received support from someone in every county and with this help, we are on our way to electing Pennsylvania’s first-ever woman Senator,” McGinty said in a statement.
She also boasted of a new labor supporter, this one coming from the Iron Workers Local 3 Union that represents over 1800 iron workers across Western Pennsylvania.
“We believe that Katie McGinty is the strongest candidate for Senate because of her commitment to protecting middle class and working families by creating good paying jobs and expanding access to job training and education,” said Greg Christy, Business Manager of Iron Workers Local Union 3. “In the Senate, Katie will be an excellent advocate for hardworking Pennsylvanians and families across the nation. She is the right choice for U.S. Senate.”
“I am honored to have the endorsement of Iron Workers Local Union,” McGinty said. “I have seen firsthand how organizations like the Iron Workers expand opportunity for their members through apprenticeships, job training, and tireless advocacy for fair treatment. As Senator, I will continue to stand with workers to support rebuilding our infrastructure, create good-jobs, and expand opportunity for working and middle class families across our Commonwealth.”