Crossposted from Democratic Convention Watch
A few days ago, I wrote about this race, and at the time, I didn't know what to do. Now, I'm very clear. Yesterday, my brother called about an anti-Kane ad he'd heard from the Murphy campaign. I decided to check out all the oppo research, and found this article. Normally, I'm not a fan of the site that put it up because they lean Republican, but this piece was sourced.
More after the jump.
It appears that Patrick Murphy never took the PA bar, and has never tried a case in this state. This is true, but he passed the MN bar and that was accepted by PA. He has prosecuted cases in Iraq. Also, it appears that voted for George W. Bush in 2000, although not in 2004. He says he was “duped by compassionate conservatism”, and I'm giving him a walk on that one.
It also appears that Kane and her family own a trucking business that is anti-union. It appears that she may or may not have direct ties, but her husband certainly does. I'm willing to let that one go. Further, she flirted with the idea of actively supporting McCain in 2008, but ultimately decided against it. I remember how angry the Clinton supporters were, so I'm giving her a pass on that one, too.
Where it gets dicey about Kane is with her and her husband's political contributions. They've given to both sides over the years, and I find that very concerning. They gave $10,000 to Ed Rendell, and yet Fast Eddie is supporting Murphy. Interesting. But what stuck with me is that Katherine Kane, personally, gave $500 to Tom Corbett in 2010.
And that decides it for me. I am going to vote for Patrick Murphy, and if he wins, I plan on donating time and money to his campaign. Tom Corbett? $500? There was no question in 2010 about what Corbett was, and he turned out to be even worse, and I cannot support anyone who furthered his career to the detriment of the entire state of Pennsylvania.