Philadelphia politicians endorse McGinty for U.S. Senate


A Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate  in Pennsylvania is getting some big city endorsements in Philadelphia.

Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, City Council President Darrell Clarke and several other Council members are backing Katie McGinty’s attempt to unseat incumbent Sen. Pat Toomey, a Republican.  

City Controller Alan Butkovitz supports McGinty in the three-candidate Democratic primary.

“She’s one of those rare people in public life who still knows how to reach agreement, how to get things done, how to be effective, how to do the research, how to identify the big problems that are around the corner,” he said Tuesday.

McGinty took the opportunity of the endorsement to say she’s the better choice for the poor and middle class over Toomey.

“He’s made the struggle more severe, he’s made the hill tougher to climb,” said the former chief of staff for Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf.

McGinty is competing against former Congressman Joe Sestak and John Fetterman, the mayor of the tiny town of Braddock, for the Democratic nomination.

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