Meet Katie McGinty: She Quit On Pennsylvania & Now Wants A Promotion

Today, in an announcement that confirmed she puts what’s best for her ahead of what’s best for Pennsylvania, Katie McGinty announced she is running for Senate.

McGinty claimed in her announcement video that she wants to go to Washington to “help solve problems,” but she couldn’t be bothered to stick around long enough at her last job as Gov. Wolf’s chief of staff to solve the budget crisis that’s enveloped the state since he took office.

Instead, McGinty resigned as Gov. Wolf’s chief of staff to run for Senate on day 34 of the budget lapse.

Oddly enough, McGinty abandoning her post during the crisis may help state officials finally come to a solution sooner, according to PennLive, which described Wolf’s new chief of staff as a workhorse compared to McGinty, who “was known to be ambitious.”

Even Gov. Wolf called McGinty’s Senate ambitions “a distraction.”

Now she’s locked in what is sure to become a brutal primary with Congressman Joe Sestak, who has a war chest of $2.1 million on hand. In her last statewide run, for governor last year, McGinty was only able to muster 7 percent of the vote in the Democrat’s primary.