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