Candidate gets some help from prosecutors over attack ads

    A candidate for Pennsylvania attorney general is upset with what is being called a false attack ad against her.

    Current and former prosecutors are rushing to her side.

    The ad, sponsored by the Republican State Leadership Committee out of Washington, D.C., accuses Democrat Kathleen Kane of being soft on rape as a prosecutor.

    Former Pa. Gov., Philadelphia Mayor and Philadelphia District Attorney Ed Rendell says this is political mudslinging at its worst.

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    “This group is absolutely sleazy. It’s part of what’s wrong with the system,” said Rendell. “People should have to disclose who are paying for these ads, these blatantly false ads, against Kathleen Kane, and we can’t get that done.”

    Former municipal judge and Philadelphia District Attorney Lynne Abraham has a message for Republican attorney general candidate David Freed.

    “David really should stand up and say, ‘I want to win it fair and square. If I am going to be the attorney general, I want to win it fair and square. I don’t want to be behind or standing mute at an ad which is basically and entirely false.'”

    The sponsors of the ad say they stand by its content. The Freed campaign did not return requests for comment on the ad.

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