PITTSBURGH, Aug. 5, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) today announced their support of Katie McGinty in her bid to win a seat in the U.S. Senate by replacing Republican incumbent Pat Toomey.
"Though the USW doesn't usually endorse candidates in primaries, we are making a rare exception for Katie McGinty, who we feel will make a terrific U.S. Senator," said USW District 10 (Pennsylvania) Director Bob McAuliffe. "Pat Toomey is out of touch with the hard working citizens of this Commonwealth, and we see McGinty as a fresh voice for workers capable of cutting through the D.C. gridlock."
McAuliffe promises a full-scale campaign operation in support of McGinty, one that will highlight both Toomey's extremist views and McGinty's common sense approach to issues most important to working families in Pennsylvania.
"The USW is proud to endorse Katie McGinty for U.S. Senate," said USW International President Leo W. Gerard. "She has been a tireless advocate for workers' rights and protections. Pennsylvania needs an honest, hard-working senator with high ethics and principled positions to represent us in Washington, and Katie is the right person at the right time."
The USW represents 850,000 workers in North America employed in a wide range of industries that include metals, rubber, chemicals, paper, oil refining and the service and public sectors. For more information: http://www.usw.org/.
Tim Waters (412) 999-3587
SOURCE United Steelworkers (USW)