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Capitol reporter Mary Wilson covers Pennsylvania politics and issues at the Pennsylvania state capitol.

Daily News: Unedited GOP ad critical of Kane aired through weekend

Written by Mary Wilson, Capitol Bureau Chief | Sep 24, 2012 9:15 AM

kanekathleen0415_website.jpgToday’s morning link refers to the ongoing saga of a 30-second TV spot critical of Kathleen Kane, the Democratic candidate for Attorney General. The Republican State Leadership Committee, the national group behind the ad, said Friday it would revise the spot. The Philadelphia Daily News reports otherwise:

[T]he original version of the ad kept running on four Philadelphia television stations Saturday and Sunday. A RSLC spokesman later said the edited version would start airing "Monday at the latest."

He did not respond when asked why the RSLC needed more than two days to edit the ad.

That prompts the question: Did the RSLC think it was more effective to stick with inaccurate claims when trying to define Kane, the front-runner in a race with plenty of undecided voters.

The RSLC spokesman also did not respond to that question.

Background: The ad in question slams Kane for being soft on crime during her tenure as a Lackawanna County prosecutor. It cites two sexual assault cases in particular as examples, but Kane’s campaign and the father of the assault victim in one case have responded to the ad by saying Kane did prosecute either case herself.

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