PAT MURPHY: S. Philly Native Goes Down Fighting

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LOCAL 98'S Brian Stevenson, political consultant Ken Adams, former State Sen. Bob Rovner and Patrick Murphy staffer Andrew Bull at FOP Hall where Murphy supporters waited for results of election on Tuesday.

BY MARIA MERLINO/ Patrick Murphy held the heart of South Philadelphia Tuesday night.

Murphy, a candidate for attorney general got 63.4% of the vote in Philadelphia.

However, with a light voter turnout, his opponent, Kathleen Kane took the majority in upstate Pennsylvania.

Fueled by a $1.75 million loan to her own campaign, Kane held a cash advantage over Murphy for much of the campaign. Through April 9, she reported a total war chest of $2.06 million. She spent $1.4 million and had a balance of $633,268. Murphy reported a total war chest of $1.6 million through April 9, campaign finance records showed. He spent $1.2 million and had a balance of $415,002. He had no debt and reported in-kind contributions, in which goods or services — but not cash — change hands, of $2,607.

At the Fraternal Order of Police Hall, 13th & Spring Garden, Murphy addressed supporters and said that despite his disagreements with Kane on the campaign trail, both candidates “know Pennsylvania will be better off with a Democrat as Attorney General. Republican Dave Freed will have his hands full,” Murphy said. “Our fight is not over.”

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