Former Lackawanna County prosecutor Kathleen Kane has launched her first television ad in support of her campaign for the Democratic nomination for Attorney General.
The spot, a thirty-second introductory ad that emphasizes Kane’s prosecutorial experience, is expected to air in most of the Commonwealth’s major media markets.
The ad’s voiceover begins by noting that Kane is the first woman in Pennsylvania history to run for Attorney General, then pivots to offer a brief summation the candidate’s experience mopping floors to pay for law school, prosecuting thousands of cases, and working to protect senior citizens. The spot closes with mention of President Bill Clinton’s endorsement before circling back to reinforce Kane as “the Democrat with the most experience – 3,000 cases.”
“I am excited to announce that our campaign’s first television commercial is currently airing across Pennsylvania!” Kane wrote in an email introducing the spot. “With just under four weeks remaining until the primary election, I am thrilled by the support I have received from Pennsylvanians like you, smart citizens who demand that the state’s next Attorney General be a career prosecutor, not a career politician.”
Both Kane and her rival for the Democratic nod, former Congressman Patrick Murphy, have now dipped into their respective campaign war chests for media buys. Murphy’s camp went up on air in the Pittsburgh market earlier this week with its own thirty-second introductory spot focusing on his experience as the son of a Philadelphia police officer and as a JAG attorney with the 82nd Airborne Division.