Facing charges, Kane still contemplating run for new term as Pa. attorney general

    A top political adviser to embattled Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane said she intends to run for a second term but hasn’t made a final decision.

    Consultant Ken Smukler said Friday that Kane doesn’t believe the state Supreme Court’s decision to suspend her law license while she battles criminal charges prevents her from running.

    Smukler said Kane hasn’t been raising money or setting up a traditional campaign apparatus, but that she won’t need the type of advertising that helps build name recognition.

    The first-term Democrat awaits trial in Montgomery County on charges that she illegally leaked secret grand jury material and lied under oath.

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    The period to begin circulating nominating petitions for the Democratic primary begins Jan. 26. Smukler said Kane will make a final decision soon.

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