Senior Votes Count endorses Katie McGinty in her race against Joe Sestak and John Fetterman for the Democratic U.S. Senate nomination in Pennsylvania. Sestak continues to tout the Bowles-Simpson report of 2010 as “the template upon which you can address both the needed raise in revenues and the proper reform of entitlements” (PA Press Club 29:50, 1/25/16).
SVC rejects both the conclusions of Bowles-Simpson and the use of the term “entitlements” when referring to Social Security and Medicare. Katie McGinty supports protecting and expanding Social Security and protecting Medicare, not cutting these earned benefits programs in any way for Americans who have paid into them for their entire lives.
Senior Votes Count endorsed candidates and participated in endorsement events in 35 races in 2014—22 U.S. House of Representatives, 7 U.S. Senate and 6 Gubernatorial. We expect to participate in a similar number of contests in 2016.