HARRISBURG, Pa. - Katie McGinty is getting an endorsement from a visible ex-employer, former Vice President Al Gore, as she campaigns in a crowded field of Pennsylvania Democrats seeking the party's gubernatorial nomination.
In a statement posted Thursday on McGinty's website, Gore endorsed McGinty as someone with the intellect, leadership skills and can-do attitude to improve Pennsylvania.
The 50-year-old McGinty was an environmental adviser to Gore's 2000 presidential campaign. Before that, she spent about a decade working in Washington, D.C., both in Gore's Senate office and for the Clinton White House, most notably as chairwoman of the White House Council on Environmental Quality.
The daughter of a Philadelphia cop went on to serve five-plus years in former Gov. Ed Rendell's Cabinet. The primary is May 20. Republican Gov. Tom Corbett is seeking re-election.
- Afghanistan base militants attack
- Kidnapped teen withdrawn, jittery, family says
- Police review board says Charlotte shooting justified
- Egyptians unite against ISIS: 'Your terrorism brings us together'
- ISIS kills 33 execution-style in Syria
- Pentagon: US soldiers possibly killed by friendly fire in Afghanistan
- PSP troopers injured in struggle with bar patron
- Police: Argument leads to man being intentionally struck by vehicle
- Woman dies after being attacked by her dog in Upper Macungie
- Updated Doctor accused of bribing Menendez guilty of Medicare fraud
- Updated Police allege Easton man attacks ex in drunken rage
- Berks businesses honored as 'People's Choice' leaders
- New report shows percent drop in overall crime in New Jersey
- Updated Police activity prompts 'secure in place' measure at Pleasant Valley School District
- Updated Judge: Cosby jury can hear about quaaludes, not Spanish fly
- Warm again today with some sunshine