State AG Kathleen Kane is in trouble. Not just from Seth Williams, the Philly DA is called her out as a liar or that investigation into whether her office revealed secret grand jury testimony. Yes, she might get indicted for that one but her filing for divorce last week raises some interesting questions. Her campaign still owes her husband $1,700,000 according to her 2013 year end campaign finance report. She hasn’t filed any reports this year so it’s obvious she hasn’t paid him off yet. That would have generated a new report.
So what happens to her stated plans to run for re-election. Forget for a minute that she’s dead candidate walking. How viable is she as a potential candidate? Her ex can very possibly bankrupt her campaign committee with a simple lawsuit for repayment. She didn’t raise any funds this year and has about $592,000 cash on hand according that year old campaign finance report. Since she hasn’t filed a report since then this means her committee hasn’t raised or disbursed any funds. Her 2014 year end report should reflect this if she’s following the law (a big if with this official).
So how does she run for re-election with no money?
How does anyone in their right mind contribute to her campaign knowing they’re really just sending money to her ex?
Is anyone still willing to contribute to her efforts after all this bad publicity?
How many opponents are waiting to pounce knowing she’s politically crippled?
There’s no such thing as an amicable divorce. The fact Chris Kane doesn’t have an attorney makes me think she blindsided him with this lawsuit. If I’m him the second thing I do is hire a civil litigator and go after my money. That bankrupts her campaign.