From the lovely Tim McNulty, here's what the auditor general had to say about the attorney general candidate he's backing:
"It's about time after 32 years that we have a very competent, qualified person who incidentally is a woman, a professional woman, running for this position," Wagner said. "And I firmly believe also as a Democrat that she is the person most competent and most qualified, not just to serve but to win to serve. And that's been a difficult task for Democrats."
Kane's campaign released an internal poll Thursday showing her with a 9-point lead in the race, and said that supported her argument that she's better qualified than Murphy.
"People are really looking for qualifications. We saw what does not work in the office of Attorney General, and that's playing politics and ambitious politicians looking for their next job. It doesn't work. It colors prosecutions. That's not me," she said.
She also pushed back on Murphy's attack point on fights between her husband's trucking firm and organized labor, a key Democratic constituency. Murphy has been airing a negative ad reiterating that point, which he's also made in interviews and appearances, and pointing to her husband's significant donation to her campaign as making the labor disputes fair game.