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  PA Attorney General - D Primary
RACE DETAILS
Parents > United States > Pennsylvania > Attorney General
OfficeAttorney General
TypeDemocratic Primary Election
Filing Deadline February 14, 2012 - 04:00pm
Polls Open April 24, 2012 - 06:00am
Polls Close April 24, 2012 - 07:00pm
Term Start January 15, 2013 - 12:00am
Term End January 17, 2017 - 12:00am
Turnout 17.12% Registered 5.79% Total Population
ContributorScott³
Last ModifiedCrimson July 23, 2012 05:36pm
Data Sources[Link]
Description
LAST GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyRepublican Won05/23/2011
NameLinda L. Kelly Votes50 (100.00%)
Term06/01/2011 - 01/15/2013 Margin50 (+100.00%)
NEXT GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyDemocratic Won11/06/2012
NameKathleen Kane Votes3,125,557 (56.14%)
Term01/15/2013 - 01/17/2017 Margin812,051 (+14.59%)
NEXT GENERAL ELECTION
RacePA Attorney General 11/06/2012
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LEANING PREDICTIONS    Detail
Leaning Graph
04/20/2011 04/24/2012
CandidateSlightLeanStrongSafe
Patrick J. Murphy 3 5 1 3
Kathleen Kane 2 ----1
Leaning Call: Patrick J. Murphy (82.35%)
Weighted Call: Patrick J. Murphy (80.75%)
MATCHUP POLL GRAPH
Poll Graph
01/10/2012 04/13/2012

CANDIDATES
Photo  
Name Kathleen Kane Rep. Patrick J. Murphy  
PartyDemocratic Democratic  
Website [Website] [Website]  
Certified Votes375,500 (52.82%) 335,438 (47.18%)  
Margin0 (0.00%) -40,062 (-5.64%)  
Predict Avg.65.00% 45.00%  
Cash On Hand $-- $--  
MATCHUP POLLS (2 from 2 pollsters)
Adj Poll Avg48.72%-- 39.72%--  
Zata3 (D) 
04/10/12-04/13/12
42.00% -- 33.00% --
Global Strategy Group (D) 
01/10/12-01/11/12
15.00% -- 36.00% --
ENDORSEMENTS
Endorsements
  Philadelphia Daily News
D Jack Wagner [L]
  Philadelphia Inquirer
D Bill Clinton [L]
  AFL-CIO
  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
D David M. Axelrod [L]
D PA-FL Dem
 

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INFORMATION LINKS

NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Mar 25, 2012 10:50am Blog Entry Kathleen Kane had 15 parking tickets dismissed  Article Scott³ 
Jan 25, 2012 05:00pm Announcement McCaffery drops out of Democratic race for Pa. attorney general, leaving Murphy facing Kane  Article COSDem 
Jan 11, 2012 08:00pm News AG hopeful Murphy did not take Pa. bar exam  Article Scott³ 

DISCUSSION
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R:194Scott³ ( 8016.0796 points)
Mon, March 26, 2012 06:48:54 PM UTC0:00
Well that is definitely an out-of-the-blue endorsement.

 
R:194Scott³ ( 8016.0796 points)
Mon, March 26, 2012 06:52:45 PM UTC0:00
Well least we know she is excellent at getting her parking tickets dismissed!

 
D:1819PA-FL Dem ( 840.5526 points)
Mon, March 26, 2012 06:57:56 PM UTC0:00
Weird to see Rendell and Clinton side differently in a PA race. The only explanation I can think of is that Murphy was one of Obama's first supporters in 2008 and was a huge surrogate for him in SEPA, but that's it and even that is a stretch.

 
R:1490Imperator ( 2248.3596 points)
x3
Mon, March 26, 2012 08:02:21 PM UTC0:00
Really? That's the only explanation you can think of? Clinton? Really?

 
IND:1196Monsieur ( 5890.8623 points)
Mon, March 26, 2012 08:05:11 PM UTC0:00
What did Patrick Murphy do to piss off Bill Clinton?

 
D:1819PA-FL Dem ( 840.5526 points)
Mon, March 26, 2012 08:23:35 PM UTC0:00
Monsieur: What did Patrick Murphy do to piss off Bill Clinton?
Support Obama in a very aggressive way in the 2008 primaries. But again, that is pretty much the only thing I can think of.

 
R:194Scott³ ( 8016.0796 points)
Mon, March 26, 2012 08:30:37 PM UTC0:00
Monsieur: What did Patrick Murphy do to piss off Bill Clinton?

That was the first reaction I had too.

 
R:1153J.R. ( 744.6801 points)
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Tue, March 27, 2012 12:40:46 AM UTC0:00
Clinton always endorses Hillary supporters over Obama supporters in primaries, doesn't he?

 
D:6086Jason ( 7718.4429 points)
Tue, March 27, 2012 12:42:42 AM UTC0:00
Correct. Bill Clinton has been a sour grapes-type endorser for years now.

 
J:1802Dr. Cynic ( 378.3219 points)
Wed, April 4, 2012 07:10:06 PM UTC0:00
It won't matter. Murphy's run a fairly effective campaign which is all he's needed to do to get the nom.

 
R:787Barack O-blame-a ( 80.6213 points)
Wed, April 4, 2012 07:48:40 PM UTC0:00
So effective that I've seen 0 ads for him!

 
R:194Scott³ ( 8016.0796 points)
x3
Thu, April 5, 2012 03:11:32 AM UTC0:00
The two important things to know regarding this...

1. Murphy will win the primary.
2. The Republican will win the General.

 
J:1802Dr. Cynic ( 378.3219 points)
Wed, April 18, 2012 03:24:21 PM UTC0:00
What is David Freed in name recognition compared to Murphy. Also, I haven't seen anything from the Republicans on Freed or even attacking Murphy or Kane. It's odd for them not to have any sort of television presence even when their primary isn't in doubt.

 
R:194Scott³ ( 8016.0796 points)
Wed, April 18, 2012 04:05:06 PM UTC0:00
It doesn't matter. He has an R behind his name running for AG.

And as you said to me in a smart-ass manner ... "That's how it is here, Dr. Cynic. Living here, you should know that by now."

 
D:1819PA-FL Dem ( 840.5526 points)
Wed, April 18, 2012 04:08:05 PM UTC0:00
Scott³: It doesn't matter. He has an R behind his name running for AG.

And as you said to me in a smart-ass manner ... "That's how it is here, Dr. Cynic. Living here, you should know that by now."

The Dems seem to have a great shot here, but they also did in 2004 with Eisenhower. If I had to guess, I'd pick either Dem to win, but it's tough to be too confident considering the Dems' history here.

 
R:787Barack O-blame-a ( 80.6213 points)
Thu, April 19, 2012 07:12:42 PM UTC0:00
Don't know the exact date but there you go. Interesting we haven't seen a Murphy internal.

 
R:194Scott³ ( 8016.0796 points)
Wed, April 25, 2012 03:29:18 AM UTC0:00
Apparently this has become a tossup. If Murphy loses this he can just wrap it up on his future political career for all intents and purposes.

 
I:6738IndyGeorgia ( 1064.3835 points)
Wed, April 25, 2012 04:43:11 AM UTC0:00
Does anyone know where the votes are coming from? Didn't know if places like Philadelphia have reported a sizable portion of their votes.

 
D:6454Mr. Matt ( 1608.7891 points)
Wed, April 25, 2012 04:47:35 AM UTC0:00
Bucks only has 44/304 in, Mont Co. 0/425, Phila 1003/1687 per AP results.

 
I:6738IndyGeorgia ( 1064.3835 points)
Wed, April 25, 2012 05:00:04 AM UTC0:00
Thanks.

 
D:6086Jason ( 7718.4429 points)
Wed, April 25, 2012 05:32:36 AM UTC0:00
Always thought Murphy had an okay to good shot at retaking the House seat. This was a bad move.

 
D:1819PA-FL Dem ( 840.5526 points)
Wed, April 25, 2012 05:40:44 AM UTC0:00
AP calls it for Kane.

 
I:6738IndyGeorgia ( 1064.3835 points)
Wed, April 25, 2012 05:56:52 AM UTC0:00
Kane won where there were congressional primaries. Certainly didn't hurt.

 
D:704John ( 3346.7625 points)
Wed, April 25, 2012 01:39:47 PM UTC0:00
Between Kane and Critz, Bill Clinton had a very good night.

 
D:1819PA-FL Dem ( 840.5526 points)
Wed, April 25, 2012 02:46:51 PM UTC0:00
John: Between Kane and Critz, Bill Clinton had a very good night.

I'm not even gonna try.