Current, former prosecutors criticize attack ads against Kane

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

And 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.

Ed Rendell, who has served as governor, Philadelphia mayor and district attorney, calls it political mudslinging at its worst.

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

Former city judge and district attorney Lynne Abraham has a message for the 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,'” Abraham said.

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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