Shapiro, Zappala throw elbows in attorney general's race

Written by The Associated Press | Feb 3, 2016 5:50 PM

(Harrisburg) -- The race for Pennsylvania attorney general is becoming very heated between two leading Democrats seeking to replace Attorney General Kathleen Kane.

In an endorsement Wednesday, former Gov. Ed Rendell called Josh Shapiro the only candidate who will restore integrity to Harrisburg. Rendell's statement was released by the Shapiro campaign.

In response, the campaign for Stephen Zappala accused Shapiro of being fundamentally flawed for the attorney general's office.

It called him a full-time politician and a part-time lawyer who has never tried either a criminal or civil case in court.

Zappala is the Allegheny County district attorney. Shapiro is the commissioners' chairman in Montgomery County. Shapiro has contended that he has a proven record of cleaning up messes in government and pushing good government changes.

The primary election is April 26.

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