Obama And Biden Endorse Katie Mcginty For Us Senate Race

03.30.16 |

Former state Environmental Secretary Katie McGinty is the pick for President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden in the April's Democratic primary for the U.S. Senate.

In a statement released Wednesday, Obama noted McGinty's work on energy and climate change issues, as well as Pennsylvania's expanded Medicaid coverage.

McGinty has received near-unanimous support from Pennsylvania's labor unions as well as Democratic Party leaders, but continues to lag behind former U.S. congressman Joe Sestak in public opinion polls.

The winner of Pennsylvania’s April 26th primary will move on to challenge incumbent Republican Sen. Pat Toomey in November's election.