Former U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy's campaign just announced that former Gov. Ed Rendell has endorsed his bid to be the state's next Attorney General. Murphy, in a news release, lets Rendell take a few pokes at the Republicans in control of the General Assembly and the Governor's Office
"Republicans in Harrisburg are pushing an extreme agenda that is hurting Pennsylvanians," the release quotes Rendell as saying. "Patrick is the only one in this race who has fought the GOP and won. And he’s the only one who has worked with leaders across the aisle to get things done for everyday folks. That’s the type of experience we need in our next Attorney General."
Murphy served two terms in the U.S. House after defeating former U.S. Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick, who defeated Murphy last year to reclaim his seat. You can read his full news release after the jump.
Gov. Ed Rendell Endorses Patrick Murphy for AG
Rendell Says Murphy’s Toughness and Experience Makes Him the Right Person for the Job
(Philadelphia, PA) – Today, former Governor Ed Rendell endorsed Iraq war veteran and former prosecutor Patrick Murphy for Pennsylvania Attorney General.
“Patrick Murphy has prosecuted terrorists and served our country in combat. He has battled for civil rights and economic justice for all Pennsylvanians. He has fought to eliminate fraud in our government and to put more cops on our streets to battle crime. He is tough, smart and experienced. As Attorney General, I know that Patrick will stop at nothing to protect the people of this Commonwealth, and that’s why he has my support,” said Rendell. “Patrick is the son of a police officer - a regular blue collar guy who hasn’t forgotten where he came from. He understands the problems that Pennsylvanians face and will be a fierce advocate for working families and for making our streets safer. As a former federal and military prosecutor, he knows that reducing narcotics trafficking can substantially decrease street crimes like robbery, burglary and assault.”
“One thing I know for sure: no one will get a pass under Patrick’s watch. He will fight crime wherever it exists - on the streets, in boardrooms, and in the corridors of Harrisburg. That’s what Pennsylvanians deserve, and that’s the type of leader we need,” Rendell added.
“Republicans in Harrisburg are pushing an extreme agenda that is hurting Pennsylvanians. Patrick is the only one in this race who has fought the GOP and won. And he’s the only one who has worked with leaders across the aisle to get things done for everyday folks. That’s the type of experience we need in our next Attorney General.”
“Governor Rendell is an iconic figure in Pennsylvania and across the country. He will forever be known as a leader that stood up for working men and women, and transformed Pennsylvania with innovative and principled ideas. Few have done more for the Commonwealth than the Governor,” Murphy said. “I’m honored to have Gov. Rendell’s support and I look forward to working with him to make Pennsylvania a better, safer place to live and work.”