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A.G. Kane mulls U.S. Senate run
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Quote:Sources: A.G. Kane mulls U.S. Senate run

KATHLEEN KANE, Pennsylvania's attorney general since January, is now considering a run for higher elected office.

The Scranton native is not planning to enter the crowded 2014 Democratic primary election for governor, as many speculated.

Instead, Kane is eyeing a 2016 run for the U.S. Senate against Pat Toomey, a Lehigh Valley Republican.

Three sources close to Kane confirmed that she is very interested in a 2016 Senate run.

"I think she sees it as a good opportunity," one of the sources said. "I think it's something she's seriously looking at."

No decision has been made, according to a second source, who has spoken to Kane about her interest in the race.

The third insider quoted Kane as having said: "I love my job.

"I appreciate that people trust me and approve of the great strides we have made in the past 11 months."

The state's candidates and campaign donors decamp today to Manhattan for the annual Pennsylvania Society gathering, where they share ideas and ambitions at political fundraisers held in the gilded accommodations of the Waldorf Astoria Hotel.

Kane could make quite a splash there with her Senate interest.

A Public Policy Polling survey released Nov. 27 - which drew little attention on the day before Thanksgiving - showed Toomey in a "tough spot" to win a second six-year Senate term in 2016.

That poll found Toomey trailing Kane 46-42 percent in a prospective 2016 Senate matchup.

The poll also found Toomey tied at 42 percent in a rematch with former U.S. Rep. Joe Sestak, a Delaware County Democrat who lost to Toomey by a slim two-point margin in 2010.

Sestak in May launched the exploratory phase of what is expected to be a 2016 Senate run.

The timing of a Senate run would be tricky for Kane. She repeatedly promised while campaigning last year that she would not run for another office while serving as attorney general. The last year of her term is 2016.

Kane has drawn serious attention since taking office 11 months ago as the first Democrat - and first elected woman - to serve as the state's attorney general.

* Running for her first elected office, Kane questioned how Gov. Corbett - as state attorney general - handled the child-sexual-abuse investigation that eventually sent former Penn State University football assistant coach Jerry Sandusky to prison.

Kane is conducting an inquiry about that investigation. The widely anticipated conclusions could be political explosive.

* In February, Kane used the power of her office to reject Corbett's plan to privatize management of the Pennsylvania Lottery, saying that it violated the state's constitution by infringing on the General Assembly's powers.

The privatization plan, one of Corbett's signature policy goals, is wending its way slowly through the Legislature.

* In July, Kane drew national attention when she announced that she would not defend the state in a federal lawsuit challenging Pennsylvania's 17-year-old Defense of Marriage Act, which bans same-sex marriage.

That attention was boosted unintentionally in Kane's favor by state Rep. Daryl Metcalfe, a Butler County Republican who filed a House resolution Nov. 26 calling for Kane to be impeached.

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She's better off there, than as our Governor..., I think.

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Toomey has at least heard of the 2nd, Kane shits on it. I still think that Fat Eddie is going to join the run for the senate. If the Fatman or Kane get in Chucky Schumer will have one more vote his way.
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Philadelphia Patriot;128288 Wrote:
Quote:Sources: A.G. Kane mulls U.S. Senate run

Instead, Kane is eyeing a 2016 run for the U.S. Senate against Pat Toomey, a Lehigh Valley Republican.

Great....PA 2A minded voters can look forward to a ticket which offers no pro 2A candidate. Who is the NRA going to endorse? You can't trust Toomey after he changed his mind on the issue and took a leadership role to pass federal gun control.
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JustinHEMI;128290 Wrote:She's better off there, than as our Governor..., I think.

Exactly my first thought too.
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Senate in 2016, then Presidential/Vice Presidential candidate in 2020.

Who knows, maybe she'll be on the ticket with Native American Elizabeth Warren Shrug
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Dave;128294 Wrote:
JustinHEMI;128290 Wrote:She's better off there, than as our Governor..., I think.

Exactly my first thought too.


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I would hope the GOP is smart enough to put someone up to go against Toomey. If not then I'm convinced the GOP is full of morons and is no longer a viable party in any sense of the word.
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halftrack;128324 Wrote:
Dave;128294 Wrote:Exactly my first thought too.


Ditto


Hey! Me too! Look at us, agreeing on shit.
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JustinHEMI;128290 Wrote:She's better off there, than as our Governor..., I think.

Justing

Dave;128294 Wrote:
JustinHEMI;128290 Wrote:She's better off there, than as our Governor..., I think.

Exactly my first thought too.

halftrack;128324 Wrote:
Dave;128294 Wrote:Exactly my first thought too.


Ditto

jahwarrior72;128331 Wrote:
halftrack;128324 Wrote:Ditto


Hey! Me too! Look at us, agreeing on shit.

Those were actually my first thoughts too when I read the article. It appears Alyson Schwartz and Corbett is going to be the main event for governor. I'm voting Corbett, only because he hasn't tried to screw us over with gun control.
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