AG Kane will not seek nomination in next election

- Embattled Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane will not seek the democratic nomination for attorney general in the upcoming election.

The announcement came in a press conference Tuesday afternoon, where she cited her family as a key factor in her decision. 

"The decision today, I am comfortable with, and I will sleep well with," Kane began, "And I am announcing that I am not seeking the democratic nomination for Attorney General."  

Last week, the state senate voted not to remove Kane from office. 

Tuesday, Kane vowed to continue fighting corruption as well as drug wars for the remainder of her term. 

"I love being the attorney general. I love serving the people of Pennsylvania. I hope that they know that, and I hope that they feel that," Kane said. 

Attorney General Kathleen Kane has been without a valid law license since the state Supreme Court suspended it in October, and she faces a criminal trial scheduled for August on allegations she leaked secret grand jury material and lied about it. She has been dismissive of the Senate process, saying it violated the state constitution as well as the will of voters who elected her more than three years ago.

"While this was not an easy decision for me, while I love Pennsylvania, I love my sons first. I am a mother first and foremost, because at the end of my life, I hope that history judges me well. But, that's for time to tell," Kane explained. 

The 49-year-old Kane had said she planned to run for a second term but she faced stiff resistance from within her party and wasn't backed by any identifiable campaign organization.
 
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