“I’m endorsing Katie McGinty to be our next U.S. Senator because I know she’ll be an incredible advocate for Pennsylvanians all across our commonwealth,” Governor Wolf said. “Katie was one of my opponents during the primary, and I asked her to join my administration because she demonstrated that she’s in politics for the right reasons. She is a ‘can do’ person who doesn’t just talk about it, but one who works to get things done. I know she’s the Senator we need in Washington, D.C. because she shares the values of hard working Pennsylvanians and will be able to deliver for them.”
“With Katie playing a vital role, we sent a budget to the Legislature that makes a historic investment in education and cuts property taxes for middle class families and seniors. Katie also led the charge for me in ensuring my Administration worked with Washington to save the Children’s Health Insurance Program. Katie also drove forward and made sure we were on track to expand Medicaid to 600,000 Pennsylvanians,” Wolf continued.
“Governor Wolf’s support means a great deal to me,” McGinty responded. “The governor is fighting to give the middle class a boost in Pennsylvania and to get our economy growing again. Education and property tax cuts are critical, and in pushing these priorities, the Governor is on track to turn Pennsylvania around, I hope to be a partner in Washington working to help him turn things around.”
Wolf also sent out a fundraising appeal for McGinty using his campaign email list.
McGinty is battling former Congressman Joe Sestak and Braddock Mayor John Fetterman for the Democratic nomination. Incumbent GOP Senator Pat Toomey is running for re-election.
UPDATE: Sestak’s campaign responded with the following comment:
“My hometown newspaper said it well: ‘Sestak is starring in … ‘Joe Vs. the Machine.’ I continue to believe that serving the people is what public service should be all about, not about being part of a political machine.”