Kane and Murphy press for Democratic votes in AG race

The Democratic primary for Pennsylvania Attorney General is wrapping up and today both candidates are making last minute appeals.

Kathleen Kane, a former assistant District Attorney from Lackawanna County, stopped by Philadelphia’s Suburban Station to greet morning commuters.

With a big smile and an outstretched hand, Temple Law School grad Kathleen Kane tried to get a minute with some of them.”Good morning.  I’m Kathleen Kane.  I’m running for Attorney General.”  

WOMAN: “Oh yes I’ve seen the ads on the news!” 

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KANE: “Oh good do you like them?  Good.  I’d appreciate your vote tomorrow.”Kane, who was born and raised in Scranton, greets a man named Harry Steinmetz, from Northeast Philadelphia.  He said he’s pro-union and he’s concerned about her opponent’s claim that she isn’t.  “My grandfather’s a Teamster.  I hope your opponent’s wrong about you.  That’s all.  All the best to you” said Steinmetz. He said he values Bill Clinton’s endorsement of Kane and will vote for her.Kane’s opponent, Patrick Murphy, is an Iraq war veteran who has been endorsed by the Pennsylvania National Organization for Women and the Philadelphia Fraternal Order of Police. 

Murphy said he started the day as usual: he dropped his kids off at school, and he will push through the last few hours of what he calls a ‘grassroots campaign.’

“We’ve been running hard for the past year.  I put 48,000 miles on my car.  I know today’s a rainy day because I have holes in my shoes from our efforts,” said Murphy.Murphy said he plans to stop knock on doors in Northeast Philadelphia tonight.

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