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Governor Wolf names Isenhour to succeed chief of staff McGinty

Written by The Associated Press | Jul 23, 2015 12:03 PM
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(Harrisburg) -- Governor Tom Wolf is turning to his legislative liaison to be his next chief of staff as her predecessor prepares to run for U.S. Senate.

Wolf announced the choice of Mary Isenhour today during a Capitol news conference that also included his previous chief of staff, Katie McGinty.

McGinty resigned Wednesday and is expected to seek the Democratic nomination to run against Republican Senator Pat Toomey next year. McGinty says she'll give "serious consideration''  to running for U.S. Senate in 2016.

A Democratic official in Washington says she's preparing to run. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because McGinty hasn't made the announcement herself.

National Democrats are unhappy with the prospect of former U.S. Representative Joe Sestak seeking a rematch against incumbent Republican Pat Toomey and had been searching for an alternative.

Isenhour was a leading adviser to Wolf's successful gubernatorial campaign last year.

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