Willow Grove — Bill Clinton took the stage at Upper Moreland High School in Montgomery County Thursday evening amid an enthusiastic crowd. He stood with Kathleen Kane, the former Lackawanna County prosecutor running for Pennsylvania Attorney General.
Kane is one of two Democrats on the ballot in the April 24th primary. Her opponent is Patrick Murphy, a former Congressman from Bucks County.
Kane presented herself as an “independent prosecutor” who would serve as the “chief law enforcement officer of Pennsylvania, not as a politician.” The former Lackawanna County prosecutor, focused on her background of prosecuting more than 3,000 cases of child abuse, sexual assault, elder abuse, white collar crime, murder and public corruption.
“We are so energized and humbled and honored,” she said. “For President Clinton to take time out of his very busy schedule…to come here and be with us shows that he cares about the people of Pennsylvania…he knows this job. He knows what it takes and he knows the person that is going to do it.”
Clinton, a former Attorney General himself, called the post “in some ways, the best job I ever had.”
“The answer is easy, and its Kathleen Kane,” Clinton said to the crowd of over a hundred supporters who had gathered in the Upper Moreland HS gymnasium for the rally. “She’s the only candidate that has literally spent years using the power of the law to protect women and children from abuse, to protect seniors…to protect the most vulnerable.”
Clinton’s the highest-profile endorsement in the race so far. Murphy has the backing of most of Pennsylvania’s Democratic party leaders, including former Gov. Ed Rendell, and all of Pa.’s major unions.
Kane campaigned for Hillary Clinton in 2008, leading her northeast Pa. efforts. Murphy was an outspoken supporter of Barack Obama in the primary.