Pgh endorsement duel in AG race

Published by Laura Olson on .

It's a Pittsburgh sort of day for the two Democrats vying to become their party's nominee in the attorney general primary contest next week.

Former Lackawanna County prosecutor Kathleen Kane will be picking up support from Auditor General Jack Wagner at a 3 p.m. event at PPG Place.

And former Congressman Patrick Murphy will be getting Pittsburgh City Councilman Bill Peduto's backing at a 5:30 p.m. event at the Shadow Lounge in East Liberty.

It's not their first set of similar endorsements -- shortly after Kane announced support from former President Bill Clinton (she had worked on his wife's 2008 bid), Murphy's camp had Obama advisor David Axelrod offer gushing words at a Philadelphia event (Murphy was an early support of Obama).

Also of note: both of today's endorsers have been mentioned as potential Pittsburgh mayoral candidates for next year, adding an interesting local undercurrent to their appearances.

Photo: Then-state Sen. Jack Wagner addressing City Council members in 2004. Councilman Bill Peduto is in the foreground. PG archives.

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