Dems bullish on AG race

Published by Laura Olson on .


There's a lot of smiles and optimism at the Radisson hotel in Scranton, where a live band is set up celebrate what staffers believe will be a big victory for Kathleen Kane.

Bright blue ballons line the ceiling above a massive poster proclaiming her catchphrase: "A prosecutor, not a politician."

The Democratic attorney general hopeful is still back home eating dinner with family, but staffers are murmuring they think the race against Republican David Freed will be called early.

Party chairman Jim Burn said in a brief interview that he believes strong turnout in Philadelphia will help seal the deal for electing Pennsylvania's first Democrat and first woman as attorney general.

Burn said Philly turnout looks like it will at least equal, if not exceed, that of 2008. He added that he never saw enthusiasm lagging, and that the voter ID battle also helped to fire up liberals.

"We're prepared to make history tonight," Burn said.

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