by Lauren Daley
Campaigns for both candidates running for State Attorney General reported surges in support today.
First up, Democrat Kathleen Kane’s campaign sent out a press release citing an Inquirer Pennsylvania Poll that says she’s up over Republican Dave Freed by 12 points.
In the release, Kane praised the results as being significant because it’s the latest poll since “Freed and his allies, the Republican State Leadership Committee (RSLC), unleashed a vicious, false attack against me; an ad that the watchdog group FactCheck.org called the ‘ one of the most blatantly false attack ads of the political season’.”
Kane was referring to this ad that claimed she was soft on rapists when she was a prosecutor in Lackawanna County. The ad was later pulled.
Meanwhile, Freed's campaign sent out an afternoon announcement that support was “surging” for the Republican this week as well, noting he picked up endorsements from the National Rifle Association , former governor Tom Ridge and the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 1 in Pittsburgh.