Pittsburgh Democrats back McGinty

Written by The Associated Press | Sep 5, 2015 9:27 AM

(Harrisburg) -- Katie McGinty's campaign says she'll have the backing of top Pittsburgh-area Democrats in her campaign for the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate.

McGinty's campaign said she will get a public endorsement today from Congressman Mike Doyle, Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald, Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto and Allegheny County Democratic Party chairwoman Nancy Mills.

The campaign says a number of other state lawmakers and local elected officials from the area will endorse her at the event. The primary election is April 26.

The 52-year-old McGinty is running in the primary against former Congressman Joe Sestak.

The 63-year-old Sestak narrowly lost to Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey in 2010 after he beat Republican-turned-Democrat Arlen Specter in the primary.

Both McGinty and Sestak hail from Philadelphia's suburbs.

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