U.S. Senate Challenger Katie McGinty Visits Penn State's Ag Progress Days

Aug 17, 2016

Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate Katie McGinty addresses the crowd at Penn State's Ag Progress Days on August 17, 2016.
Credit Erin Cassidy Hendrick / WPSU

McGinty spoke at the Penn State agriculture event about many of her campaign platforms – including the need to increase funding for public universities like Penn State.

She said, “Let’s get real – we were this close to getting a public college being public in name only.  Ten percent of the cost of college coming from public support? That’s a burden on families and students, we need to invest in public colleges and universities and I will fight for those dollars.”

McGinty also spoke against privatizing social security and supported Pennsylvania’s agricultural economy. She currently has a small lead against incumbent Republican Senator Pat Toomey, according to a recent poll conducted by Quinnipiac.

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