Kathleen Kane, the Democratic candidate for Attorney General, has kept on the attack over an ad from a national Republican group.
The spot, from the Republican State Leadership Committee, inaccurately accused Kane of going soft on a sexual offender during her tenure as Assistant District Attorney in Lackawanna County.
“These ads are not about truth, they are about politics and I’m tired of typical politicians like Dave Freed and Tom Corbett, who’s helping fund the group behind these ads, using innocent victims of sexual abuse – children who have already suffered – as pawns in their political game,” blasted Kane.
Kane, along with a number of current and former Democratic prosecutors from eastern Pa., held a press conference in Philadelphia to try and tie the ad to her opponent, Republican Dave Freed.
“But Dave, don’t mistake my civility for weakness. I will never stop advocating for children and the truth. If elected by the people of the Commonwealth, I will serve as their Attorney General with honor and integrity because the people of Pennsylvania deserve a tough prosecutor, not politics as usual.”
She’s been pushing her counter-attack to the RSLC ads for weeks. To wit: this segment from WNEP news which is less than flattering to the RSLC – and Freed.
Later that night, Kane had an event with former President Bill Clinton.
FOP for Freed
Meanwhile, David Freed was recently awarded an endorsement from the PA Fraternal Order of Police. PA FOP President, Les Neri, stated “We wish you success in the upcoming general election. Again, on behalf of all of our members of the Fraternal Order of Police in the State of Pennsylvania, we proudly endorse you, District Attorney David Freed for Attorney General for the State of Pennsylvania.”
Within his speech, which occurred during the endorsement, Freed stressed “As District Attorney in Cumberland County I’ve had the pleasure to work closely with law enforcement. I greatly admire their work and the sacrifices they bear. If elected Attorney General, I look forward to strong working relationships with our men and women in blue.”
Here’s the Kane campaign’s list of those who attended the press conference on Monday:
Governor Ed Rendell- former Philadelphia DA and Philadelphia Mayor
District Attorney Seth Williams – Philadelphia (could not attend do to officials duties, but sent a statement of support)
District Attorney John Morganelli – Northampton County
James Eisenhower – former Pennsylvania Attorney General candidate and federal prosecutor
Christopher Casey – former Assistant U.S. Attorney
Lynne Abraham – former Philadelphia District Attorney
Elois Howard – former Philadelphia Deputy District Attorney
George Shotzbarzer – former Philadelphia Chief Assistant District Attorney
Karen Ricca – former Montgomery County Chief Assistant District Attorney
Caitlin Quinn – former Delaware County Assistant District Attorney
Daniel D. McCafferty – former Philadelphia Assistant District Attorney
M.K. Feeney – former Philadelphia Assistant District Attorney
Fortunato Perri – former Philadelphia Assistant District Attorney
Brian J. McMonagle – former Philadelphia Assistant District Attorney
Julia Morrow – former Philadelphia Assistant District Attorney
Trevan Borum – former Philadelphia Assistant District Attorney
Anthony Voci – former Philadelphia Assistant District Attorney
David M. Laigaie – former Philadelphia Assistant District Attorney