Following the abrupt suspension of Mayor Ed Pawlowski’s campaign for U.S. Senate, national Democrats have approached a new face for a run in 2016.
The Inquirer reported that Democratic leaders have talked to Katie McGinty, Governor Tom Wolf’s Chief of Staff, about running.
Former Governor Ed Rendell, however, stated that he doesn’t believe that Katie McGinty will run, positing that she is committed to working through the current budget standoff and remaining loyal to her post as Wolf’s Chief of Staff.
While Rendell does not expect to see McGinty run, he does anticipate to see the Washington, D.C-based Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee support Joe Sestak.
In fact, a recent report of a Sestak-Reid meeting suggests relations between the candidate and national Democrats may finally be improving.
Whoever receives the Democratic nomination will go on to face incumbent Republican Sen. Pat Toomey in 2016.
Although we can only speculate up to this point regarding McGinty, their is currently a poll live on PoliticsPA asking for your opinion on McGinty’s possible run. You can find it here.