February 1, 2016

Katie McGinty Caught In A Lie About Campaign Donors

During Sunday’s Pennsylvania senate primary forum at Carnegie Mellon University, establishment favorite Katie McGinty lied in response to a question about whether she has accepted contributions from the oil and gas industry.

McGinty initially tried to avoid answering the question, to which both of her opponents, John Fetterman and Joe Sestak had easily responded in the negative, until she was pressed by the moderator and said “no”:

Fetterman muttered a disbelieving response, according to The Morning Call:

McGinty said she is honored by endorsements from Democratic elected officials in Pittsburgh, the League of Conservation Voters, and a number of union groups, before noting that she hasn’t received support from the groups listed in the question.

“The oil and gas (industry), really?” Fetterman asked McGinty, who worked for several energy firms after leaving her position as head of the Department of Environmental Protection, before the moderators moved on to a question about vetting refugees.

A look at McGinty’s latest quarterly FEC report, filed in October, proves Fetterman was onto something. The report shows at least 17 donations from executives and employees in the oil and gas industry. McGinty’s oil and gas contributions from that quarter alone totaled nearly $20,000, most of which came from donors outside of Pennsylvania.

View all of the oil and gas industry-related donations from McGinty’s third quarter report here: