McGinty Releases First TV Ad: “It’s Your Turn”

Is she feeling the Bern?

Katie McGinty, who is seeking the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate, has released her first TV ad of the campaign:

Is she feeling the Bern here? This is a commercial that certainly feels Bernie Sanders-adjacent — “Like she’s feeling the Bern in a careful, pragmatic way,” a colleague observes — with its talk of families missing out on the benefits of the recovery while “special interests gain the upper hand in Washington,” as well as the need to not go broke while getting an education.

McGinty is competing for the nomination against former Congressman Joe Sestak and Braddock Mayor John Fetterman — and according to most polls, trails Sestak and leads Fetterman in the race. The ad arrives amid reports that the establishment Democrats who recruited her to run against Sestak are getting nervous about her failure, so far, to gain traction in the polls.

Roll Call reports the ad is playing in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh “for a total of seven figures.” The primary election is April 26.

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