Philly attorney vies for chance to run as Democrat for Pa. attorney general

The race for attorney general in Pennsylvania has another entrant.

Saying his goal is to make people safe, Philadelphia attorney Dan McCaffery has decided to run for the office as a Democrat.

“People out there in Pennsylvania are hurting, they can’t find jobs, they are underwater on their mortgages,” said McCaffery. “Their retirement savings are gone, their pension savings are gone, and many of them live in communities that are disintegrating around them. They’re plagued by drug gangs, gun violence; they can’t come out their house. They look at their elected officials and ask why.”

Congressman Bob Brady, chairman of the Philadelphia Democratic Party, said his party has not fared well since the attorney general’s office was established in 1980.

“We’ve never had one on the Democratic side,” Brady said. “It would be nice to break that ice and have a Democratic attorney general for the first time.”

Former Congressman Patrick Murphy of Bucks County is also running for the job as a Democrat along with Kathleen Kane from the Scranton area. John Rafferty and David Freed are running as Republicans.

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