Kane Now Says She’ll Run for Re-Election

Kane-Constitution CenterKathleen Kane isn’t ready to let go.

According to the Associated Press, the Attorney General’s political consultant Ken Smukler believes Kane will run for re-election this year.

“If the question is, does she want to run for re-election, the answer is yes,” Smukler stated. “If the question is, does she intend to run right now, I think it is her intention to run and seek re-election. But every day changes in Kathleen Kane’s world.”

He also asserted that just because Kane hasn’t raised any money, that doesn’t mean she’ll have difficulty running a campaign.

“What does fundraising get you? It gets you money to buy TV to get what? Name recognition. I don’t think Kathleen Kane has a problem on name ID right now,” Smukler said.

Brad Bumsted of the Tribune-Review reached out to Kane’s spokesman Chuck Ardo, who confirmed the AG now wants to seek re-election.

“She indicated to me she is running for re-election,” Ardo told Bumsted. “I will not be able to speak for her campaign.”

As Craig McCoy and Angela Couloumbis of the Inquirer point out, however, Kane has previously stated that she didn’t believe she could run again because of her law license suspension.

“I believe you have to be a lawyer in good standing to be able to run,” she said last September.

Of course, there are other major problems, such as the likelihood that Kane is going to be removed from office and the fact that she is still facing criminal charges. Her office doesn’t seem to have addressed those questions.

So far Stephen Zappala, John Morganelli, Jack Stollsteimer and Dave Fawcett have already thrown their hats into the AG Democratic primary. Josh Shapiro is also widely expected to run.

At this moment, State Sen. John Rafferty is the only GOP candidate in the race.

January 9th, 2016 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Harrisburg, Top Stories | 84 Comments

84 thoughts on “Kane Now Says She’ll Run for Re-Election”

  1. James Whitaker says:

    HaHaHa…….please continue in this exercise of your stupidity by continuing to post your redundant nonsensical references to the term “troll”. I also take personal offense on behalf of all special needs children and adults your derogatory term of the “R” word. Do you feel more like a tough guy by using this term about defenseless individuals? You cheapen yourself as a man by feeling the continued need to use it. I feel if you were not hiding in the world of anonymity you would choose your words more wisely. However, I must admit for once you give DD sound advice. He has been bested and all who know now realize any futile attempts to verbally spar with SB anymore will be to his own folly. On 2nd choice maybe you should take your own advice and allow this post to deliver the same message to you.

  2. HaHaHa says:

    “put an end to this”

  3. HaHaHa says:

    David – now is your chance. You can pout an end to this!!! Just ignore the RETARD TROLL. He is just dying for you to respond. Don’t give him the satisfaction. Please.

    DO NOT FEED THE RETARD TROLLS

  4. SpongeBob says:

    James,
    Yeah I tried to brush off David’s comment about dbag because he took it to a place where he must use that word. I meant dirt bag but I chose not to explain it because I felt it might make him feel a little more confident with his attempts to get me riled up by making (as he did) wild accusations about women. That honestly told me more about his character than he probably knows. Also the use of dirt bag is more often associated with certain types of people and certain professions even from certain era’s. No sense of telling him more about me than he needs to know.

    He did the same when he made an a passionate attempt to deflect when he acknowledged that I had slipped in various personal details into posts related to him. He had a few sentences about meeting other people via facebook and how they were not related and such but he knows that I know I had real info. He claimed my searches of some public databases were to blame but will he tell you if he made updates to some things to try and hide those addresses and that data? I wonder why?

    Of course not. The problem in being involved in politics is how public everything becomes. Who he has donated to, gifted software to, been paid by. I mention this because anyone really, connected or not can find all o this information out by going to the source.

    I applaud David for using his real name and even respect that. I even appreciate that he feels like people only have “public” databases to search through about other people. Alas, David is a celebrity of his own design and in his own mind.

    They say timing is everything. I feel like mine will be impeccable. BBB

  5. James Whitaker says:

    HaHaHa if you have something worthwhile to say please say it because your troll reference is old and thus no cares. However, if you wish to be the blog comic by all means continue with your troll stuff because it makes the viewers laugh at you.

  6. HaHaHa says:

    Whitaker = Larry = Uneducated R = Candy Cane = same RETARD troll

  7. James Whitaker says:

    Diano,but you are incorrect. Where I came from Dbag refers to Dirt Bag. I don’t know who Sponge Bob was referring to but I’m sure you do. As far as the term you referred to I think it was a sexist that you would even think that about a woman and post the same here.

  8. HaHaHa says:

    DD – Kane can get that 20-25% in Philly alone. Plus – women will hate “Zap,” IMO.

    Do the women you talk to mention the accounts of these women. The person they are talking about is behind the smear campaign and criminal charges against Kane. One can just imagine him reassuring his white male buddies that he would “get” Kane before she exposed them for the racist creep pervert women-haters they really are.

    1) Sheilah Novasky

    She met Frank Fina for the first time while she was waiting to testify before a grand jury in the state’s case against DeWeese. She said she sat in a small room with seven men – including Fina.

    Fina repeatedly asked bout two things: How many women on DeWeese’s staff were sleeping with Manzo? And did she know about Frameli’s “breast enhancements”?
    Novasky then went before the grand jury. Fina asked her nothing about breasts or Manzo’s sexual relationships.

    “I think it was for their own amusement,” Novasky said. “There is a line between intimidation and interrogation and they crossed the lines whenever they concentrated on the sexual antics, which had nothing to do with [the case] …”

    2) Melissa Frameli

    Melissa remembers: “Fina was saying that we were exchanging political emails on state time and that it was illegal … It’s pretty sick that they were doing the same thing that they were screaming at us for – and our emails were related to political work, they weren’t degrading toward women or towards men, they weren’t pornographic in nature.”

    She recalled that Fina was fixated on her personal relationship with DeWeese’s chief of staff, Michael Manzo, and whether she had spent her bonus money on a “boob job.” He accused her of “whoring around,” unleashing a string of profanity and “F-bombs,” she said. …

    “He was completely putting me down and saying I was going to get in trouble for sleeping with my boss. Screaming at me, and saying that I used my bonus to get a boob job and that I was a disgrace, basically . . . I felt very degraded by him. I felt very degraded as a woman.”

  9. SpongeBob says:

    David,
    Best wishes for continued success. It only makes the future more fun for all. Brick by Brick.

  10. David Diano says:

    SpongeBob-

    I’m not sure that I called you a child molester, just that you seem like someone who might be a child molester.

    It doesn’t generate a lot of revenue for me, and this coming year I expect to be below average, due to the attention on the presidential and higher degree of party coordination through VoteBuilder. But, it’s still nice getting a new customer who picks you over the multi-million dollar “default” system.

    But, since you threatened to disrupt my business last month, I’ve been doing better than expected. So, thanks, and “keep up the good work”.

    As for the women, I spoke to ones that read this blog, and they didn’t share your concerns regarding Kane’s hiring practices. Are you now implying that women are illogical? Tsk. Tsk.

    I’ve found very good agreement with my analogy that: Kane’s being charged with stealing hubcabs for exposing a car theft ring.

  11. SpongeBob says:

    David,
    Considering all the things you have called me fixating on the DBag comment seems comical. I mean recall you called me amongst other things a child molester. I think DBag is pretty mild. And as for tour app aren’t you the one who not that long ago was soft selling how it only generated minimal revenue for you? Do these mythical women that you meet have any opinion on the Sexual Harasser that Kane has made her chief of staff? I mean you continue to sidestep the topic I wonder do they?

  12. HaHaHa says:

    The troll is a pathetic loser!!

  13. David Diano says:

    SpongeBob-

    Hate to clue you in about facts outside of your little bubble, but the women I meet at events who are candidates or committee people, are very supportive of Kane. They consistently view this as a witch hunt by the “old boys network” to oust a high ranking woman. They are rooting for Kane to be acquitted and consider the charges bogus and a selective prosecution that’s never been done to a man in a similar position.

    BTW, “brick by brick” I’m adding customers. Less than an hour ago, I got the following email from a candidate for State Rep:

    “The best commercial for your service is my failed attempt to navigate the extremely user unfriendly votebuilder system. Please let me know how I can pay you the $xxx. I’d like to put my lists together and get out this week.”

    I immediately called the candidate and bumped his access from his one-precinct trial account to a fully privileged campaign account, and invoiced him. Unlike VoteBuilder, I didn’t require the hassle of a signed contract, nor fingerprints, blood, urine and stool samples. It didn’t take much energy.

    I imagine there are a lot of candidates out there dissatisfied with VoteBuilder who would use my system if they new about it.

    So, as you are spreading your bullsh*t, feel free to mention that:
    1) You use the term Dbag to insult people.
    2) My voter system is very user friendly.

  14. SpongeBob says:

    David,
    Save your energy. You offend women worse by continuing to advocate for a person who actually promoted a Sexual Harasser of women in her own office. You should demand more and your silence on this continuously makes me believe you support such activities. Anyway As I said, save your energy David. You will need it. Brick by Brick.

  15. David Diano says:

    SpongeBob-

    On the previous page of comments, you wrote: “Sunday’s is reserved for plotting against Dbags like you on how I am going to wreck your new year”.

    Now, I assume that “Dbags” is short for “douche-bags”.

    Do you realize that you’ve offended women with your comment and use of that term? Shame on you!

    It’s now less surprising that you are attacking Kane.

  16. HaHaHa says:

    I think he means that it is awesome news that Kane (a D on the ropes) is running for re-election. I guess … …

    But – you need to realize that he is just a troll and that he should be ignored. He lives for the attention o strangers on the internet.

    DO NOT FEED THE RETARD TROLLS

  17. Jim J says:

    What’s the awesome news, Unsanctioned?

  18. David Diano says:

    James Whitaker-

    I wasn’t a recipient of the award at the Dem event, just an attendee. Sorry, if that wasn’t clear to you.

  19. David Diano says:

    SpongeBob-

    So now you have your own “my people”? Not just yourself, but actual staff, cronies, cohorts, minions, stooges, and other bumblefucks?

    I’m so impressed.

    I’m sure that “people like Mark Cohen” can’t wait to hear from you (well, not “you” since you are in hiding like Dick Cheney). Maybe these people you intend to contact should set up a special phone line for your calls. The phone should probably be red, light-up, and be kept under a glass container. Your first call should be to Commissioner Gordon.

  20. James Whitaker says:

    What Diano has failed to mention was the lunch lady at the elementary school received a more prestigious award than Diano’s

  21. HaHaHa says:

    DD- The guy is a pathetic gamer troll. Please just stop it already. Reading his comments is nauseating.

    Poor Cohen getting his ridiculous missives … with “comments” that might not even be your’s (as impostors are EVERYWHERE).

    Bottom line — DO NOT FEED THE RETARD TROLLS.

  22. SpongeBob says:

    David,
    Again feel free to think of yourself a rockstar. I am just getting warmed up. For Example when people like Mark Cohen get contacted by my people about your widely insensitive attitude towards those with disabilities and copies of your posts are provided as examples, I wonder their response when asked to provide a comment on why they look for your support. Brick by Brick David, Brick by Brick.

  23. David Diano says:

    SpongeBob-

    My use has continued? Really? That’s news to me (and everyone else here). This is just another example of your lack of mental intelligence and honesty.

    Your logical inconsistency is astounding. One one hand, you claim I am a nothing who has been rejected/renounced by the party, then you claim you are going ruin my reputation with members of the party. Your “weapon of choice” is my old postings on a blog that you now claim that hardly anyone posts to, reads or cares about.

    Yet, you are afraid to reveal your own identity (for fear of actual ruin). Pathetic.

    If you actually hung around political circles, you would understand how widely read this site is among those politicos, and the value/respect that comes from the rarity of posting under one’s own name. I’m posting stuff they wish they could say.

    You, are just an insignificant, anonymous poster without the courage of your convictions. Sad.

  24. Unsanctioned R says:

    I can’t express how awesome this news is.

  25. HaHaHa says:

    Denny Bonavita = SpongeBob

  26. SpongeBob says:

    HAHAHA,
    your identity will be revealed before mine is.

  27. HaHaHa says:

    DD – When you do figure it out, please post it here like you did with that shill-boy “Agent” employed at the AG’s Office. BTW – is he still there? Has he been indicted yet?

  28. SpongeBob says:

    David,
    First you should recall that your use of the word “retard” has continued and certainly not in the reference of mentally retarded as you state in this post. One might think you were not as offensive otherwise.

    Second, “The” Dave Diano? I have a feeling its usage was more like when someone says to someone else “Hey I got THE colonoscopy” or “The HIV”

    Lastly, seriously you are going to make me famous? From posting on a blog where at least half the posts seem to be from same person driving their lunatic agendas? No offense to Sy but I really don’t think the world revolves around what happens on this site. Good luck tracking me down though. I am sure with all your computer smarts you will have me figured out in no time.

  29. Unsanctioned R says:

    Maybe the convicted, crooked Democrat politicians in Philadelphia that Kane refused to prosecute will run for office again too. One can hope.

  30. David Diano says:

    SpongeBob-

    You’re the one who has come here and bragged how powerful, successful, and connected you are. Not me.

    My voter database system didn’t cost tens of millions to develop and run like VAN, yet my users find it easier to use than VAN. (And, at the committee level, more effective than a tool that is too hard for most committee people to figure out when all they need is a simple street list.)

    When was the last time I referred to you as mentally retarded relative to me? August? Gee, you are so sensitive to still be crying about that. You are an anonymous poster.

    “The Democratic Party in the state has renounced you.” Really? Was this before or after I called Wolf a ball-less wonder? I didn’t get a memo or see a formal announcement on there website.

    When I do go to events, I do get asked if rsklaroff is really a mental patient. (No one seems to care enough to ask about you.) At a Dem award luncheon this weekend, I got a lot of praise for my support of Kane from state committee members and candidates I met, as well as my commentary here in general. I wasn’t feeling very “renounced”. I was even introduced to Zappala’s brother as “The” Dave Diano, to indicate my fame/infamy.

    No one could give a rat’s ass what insults I’ve hurled at an anonymous poster like yourself. You all blur into the noise.

    Your generals? Your “General Mills” cereal and oatmeal don’t count. Your “General Electric” toaster and refrigerator don’t either.

    The members of the party that do know me, know where I stand on the issues. They can either agree or disagree (but even those who disagree enjoy my posts). They also know my integrity is not for sale, so there are still some that appreciate that. Those who’ve asked for my help has received it. So, I’m pretty comfortable as to where I stand.

    Nobody knows or cares who you are (but once you slip up, I’m going to make you “famous”).

  31. SpongeBob says:

    David,
    I love how puffed up you get and how big a star you think you are. In the real world, you are a speck. A mite. A bug that flies around looking to annoy people. You run an app the if it works does very little to influence the political landscape. The Democratic Party in the state has renounced you. I only feel like messing with you because you honestly are one of those people need to be knocked down because you are too big in your own world. Well that and you refuse to admit your being inappropriate in using the word retard. So hey man keep doing you. If you think I am dumb enough to leave a trail that will come back to me think again. That’s why all good things take time. Gotta make sure you keep wondering where my Generals are. Keep talking big man. Pretty soon it’s going to start with a knock on the door and from there…… Well I guess we will just have to see if you have the seeds to admit it here when it happens.

  32. David Diano says:

    SpongeBob-

    1) You’ve dug your own hole by displaying your intellectual weakness and moral shallowness.

    2) Now things “take time”? Before you were boasting how quickly you were going to take me down. You were also boasting how quickly the hammer (or ax) was going to come down on Kane (who’s still in office and hasn’t been convicted of so much as a traffic ticket).

    3) The “sweet thing” that is taking time is waiting for you to do something to follow through on your idle threats, and, thus, reveal yourself. If someone throws a pebble into a pond, an observer can measure the waves and figure out where the stone was dropped (and then find the stone).

    All you have to do is bad-mouth me to the wrong person, and it gets back to me, including your identity.

    For you, it’s going to be like playing the game Stratego. You don’t know where the bombs are to avoid blowing yourself up, nor where my “Generals” are.

  33. SpongeBob says:

    David,
    The especially sweet things in life take a little time. Not sure how I have dug my own holes but sure why not. Have fun defending the soon to be felon.

  34. David Diano says:

    SpongeBob-

    Glad to hear that you consider Kane the “gold standard”, though you fail to understand that she has been in defense not offense mode, while you and your ilk continue to be offensive.

    Going to wreck my new year? I’m still waiting for you to wreck my Thanksgiving/Christmas like you promised. Oh, right, it’s always “Tomorrow, tomorrow, I’ll wreck you, tomorrow. You’re always a day away.” Do you wear the red wig and dance when you post your hollow threats?

    Your hypocrisy is even bigger, because I’ve merely insulted (one of) your anonymous handle(s), yet shown your intellectual weakness, by allowing to dig your own holes. You’ve really deserve credit for doing hard work of burying yourself. Bravo!

    You talk big here, but you aren’t really going to do anything, because your fingerprints would lead back to you. You do not want to risk getting exposed like “kanesdriver”, who disappeared over 3 months ago, and hasn’t been heard from since (not only here, but he deleted his discuss account and hid his linked in page from the world).

    I didn’t realize that Saturday was your “special day” for animal mating porn. So sad that you can only get your own “little beastie” up once a week. They have a blue pill for that.

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