In AG race, candidates square off over ties to Kane, Trump

Written by The Associated Press | Oct 24, 2016 10:29 AM

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Republican John Rafferty (l) and Democrat Josh Shapiro (r) are meeting in the Attorney General's race.

(Harrisburg) -- Both candidates seeking to become Pennsylvania's next attorney general are trying to link each other to other politicians as they debate with two weeks left in the campaign.

Republican state Sen. John Rafferty and Democratic Montgomery County Commissioner Josh Shapiro spoke Monday during an hour-long forum at Widener University Commonwealth Law School in Harrisburg.

Rafferty says Shapiro once donated to fellow Democrat Kathleen Kane, who resigned as attorney general in August after being convicted of leaking grand jury material and lying about it under oath.

Shapiro is trying to tie Rafferty to GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump, who trails in state polls.

Rafferty says he supports Trump as a member of the Republican ticket but hasn't decided whether he'll vote for him.

The Nov. 8 winner takes office in January.

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