Embattled Pennsylvania attorney general Kathleen Kane, who is facing criminal charges for allegedly leaking secret grand jury material, says she will not run for re-election. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane, who is facing criminal charges for allegedly leaking secret grand jury material, says she will not seek re-election. Speaking to reporters at a news conference in Scranton, Kane cited the struggles of working a full-time job while trying to raise two teenage sons as a single mother. Kane has been in legal hot water ever since her indictment last summer for allegedly passing grand jury information to a reporter as part of a personal feud. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court suspended her law license last fall. And just last week, Senate Republicans failed to muster enough votes to oust Kane from office. Kane has claimed her indictment was brought in response to her efforts to release thousands of explicit or offensive e-mails circulated by former prosecutors in her office, including those who prosecuted Penn State sexual predator Jerry Sandusky, and two members of the state Supreme Court, among others.