Ex-Lackawanna County prosecutor Kathleen Kane announced this morning that former President Bill Clinton is backing her candidacy in the state attorney general's race.
That high-profile support comes after her work for Hillary Rodham Clinton in 2008 during her presidential bid, coordinating northeastern Pennsylvania campaign efforts.
In a statement released by the Kane campaign, the former Democratic president -- and one-time Arkansas attorney general himself -- said it is "important to elect someone who understands how to use the office and the legal system to protect and advance the lives of Pennsylvanians."
He described Kane as "smart and tough," and said she "understands that an Attorney General's job is to stand up for consumers and people."
The Kane camp called Pennsylvania "Clinton Country," and the candidate said in a statement that she is "energized" by the endorsement.
Meanwhile, her opponent, former Bucks County congressman Patrick Murphy was in Harrisburg this morning, joining Democrats at a morning news conference expressing concerns over the shelved ultrasound bill and other Republican policy proposals.
Murphy reiterated his opposition to the ultrasound measure, which he has said he would not enforce if elected.