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By John Guerriero, Kevin Flowers Erie Times-News staff bloggers
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Posts tagged ‘Kathleen Kane’
Posted: July 17th, 2014
Attorney General Kathleen Kane/ETN file photo

Attorney General Kathleen Kane/ETN file photo

Will Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane run for U.S. Senate in 2016?

That’s the question I asked when she stopped at the Times Publishing Co. this week. Not surprisingly, she didn’t say yes, or no, for that matter.

U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., is expected to seek a second six-year term, but likely would face a Democratic opponent, whether it’s Kane, former Admiral and U.S. Rep. Joe Sestak or someone else.

Kane laughed when I asked, “Are you running against Toomey?”

“I have a lot on my plate today and tomorrow and the next day. I love my job, I really do. I love my job as a prosecutor. I think this is a great job. I love the fact that we get to stand up for consumers,” she said, citing work in bringing UPMC and Highmark to the negotiating table as an example.

“I love the fact that we can go in and make neighborhoods better by, you know, helping out with the drug problem. And I love the fact that we can go in and educate kids on guns and violence and drugs and cyber-safety,” she said.

And she said the Attorney General Office’s Child Predator Unit has taken nearly 200 child predators off the streets, including six in Erie.

“I feel that Pennsylvania is safer. I think that we’re doing a great job, and I love doing it. And quite honestly, that’s (2016) a long way off,” she said.

But would she love doing a U.S. senator’s job? She laughed again, and said, “I love doing my job.”

Stay tuned on this one.

– John Guerriero






Posted in: Uncategorized
Posted: January 2nd, 2014
Kathleen Kane/ETN file photo

Kathleen Kane/ETN file photo

Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane’s meteoric rise in state politics may be the start of something bigger.

State political analysts Terry Madonna and Michael Young, in their latest “Politically Uncorrected” column, say that Kane, in less than one year, has become the state’s “reigning political star.”

Speculation about the Democrat’s political future, they say, range from a late entry into this year’s gubernatorial race to a possible run in 2016 against U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa.

The analysts cite four reasons for Kane’s early success: Gender appeal, a backlash against Gov. Tom Corbett for his prosecution in the Jerry Sandusky scandal, her performance in office and “charisma in a charisma starved state.”

Read the full column here.

– John Guerriero



Posted in: Uncategorized
Posted: June 19th, 2013

PoliticsPA has compared some Pennsylvania politicians with their Hollywood celebrity look-alikes.

One of the most striking resemblances is between Attorney General Kathleen Kane and actress Lauren Graham.

The one between county executive Democratic nominee Kathy Dahlkemper and “Arrested Development” actress Lucille Bluth. Not so much.

Check out the politicians and their doppelgangers here, courtesy of PoliticsPA.

– John Guerriero

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Posted: November 14th, 2012

Political pundits Terry Madonna and Michael Young are already handicapping the field for the 2014 Pennsylvania gubernatorial election.

Gov. Tom Corbett/ETN file photo

Gov. Tom Corbett is expected to seek re-election. But Democrats smell blood in the water based on his job polling numbers, and the Nov. 6 Democratic victories in the state highlighted by President Barack Obama’s second-term win and U.S. Sen Bob Casey’s re-election.

Their column can be found here.

Madonna and Young say it’s even possible that Corbett could face a challenge in the GOP primary.

They say the field of potential Democratic candidates includes Ed Rendell (again, though he says no), state Treasurer Rob McCord, Attorney General-elect Kathleen Kane, former Congressman Joe Sestak, Casey, and Josh Shapiro, current chairman of the Montgomery County commissioners.

Sounds like 2014 could be interesting.

– John Guerriero


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