ICYMI: This is a First, Ed Rendell was Right

HARRISBURG – Republican Party of Pennsylvania Communications Director Megan Sweeney released the following statement regarding Ed Rendell’s recent comments regarding Katie McGinty, which were reported by Burgess Everett on Twitter.


“Katie McGinty’s campaign leader was right to criticize her hypocrisy,” Republican Party of Pennsylvania Communications Director Megan Sweeney said. “Katie McGinty lauds civility in politics, but has resorted to name-calling in an attempt to revive her failing campaign. Now, even Katie McGinty’s campaign chairman is criticizing her for her ridiculous comments.  It’s time for Katie McGinty to follow Pat Toomey’s lead and talk about the issues facing Pennsylvania families.”

Even Former Governor and Philadelphia Mayor Ed Rendell Recognizes Pat Toomey’s  Leadership:

“You don’t have to demonize your opponent. I’ve said Pat Toomey, the Senator here, is a decent guy. I like Pat Toomey and I think he wants to do the right thing.” (Ed Rendell, C-SPAN’s Washington Journal, 7/24/2016)

“‘I’m working on him,’ Rendell said then of Toomey. ‘I’m trying to teach him, because I think he’s a man of uncommon decency and a man who wants the process to work.’” (Robert J. Vickers, “Gun proposal elevates Toomey to PA’s most valuable political asset: analysis,” Harrisburg Patriot-News, 4/10/2013)