In AG’s race, Freed starts with fundraising edge

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Republican David Freed has the money edge as the general-election campaign for Pennsylvania attorney general gets under way, while Democrat Kathleen Kane works to replenish her campaign coffers after a tough primary, according to campaign finance reports filed Thursday.

Freed, the Cumberland County district attorney, had $440,000 on hand as of May 14. He was unopposed in the April 24 primary. Kane, a former Lackawanna County prosecutor, reported less than $2,000 in the bank after spending heavily on TV advertising in her victorious campaign against former U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy.

Freed's largest contribution – $25,000 – came from a political committee headed by GOP national committeeman Robert Asher. Kane and her husband, Chris, contributed more than $30,000 each to her campaign. The Haviland Law Firm in Philadelphia gave her $15,000.

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