Top aide to Wolf attends retreat as she considers Senate run

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Gov. Tom Wolf’s top aide attended a weekend retreat of national Democrats as she considers running for U.S. Senate in 2016.

A spokesman for Katie McGinty said she spent the weekend in Martha’s Vineyard with senators, donors and other potential candidates as part of the Washington, D.C-based Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee’s retreat.

Already running for the Democratic Party’s nomination is former U.S. Rep. Joe Sestak.

Sestak is looking for a rematch against Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, who narrowly beat Sestak in 2010 to succeed Arlen Specter.

The 52-year-old McGinty became Wolf’s chief of staff in January. She helped Wolf’s campaign last fall after losing to him in the May 2014 primary election. She also was a top environmental adviser to former Gov. Ed Rendell and former President Bill Clinton.

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