Kane says suspension may halt run for re-election

Pennsylvania’s attorney general says she doesn’t think she’ll be eligible to run for a second term next year if her law license remains suspended.

Attorney General Kathleen Kane said she’s making plans to seek re-election in hopes her suspension is lifted by the April primary.

And she said she’s confident she can raise enough money but doesn’t expect to pour her own cash into the race, as she did three years ago.

The high court placed her on temporary suspension Monday as she fights criminal allegations she leaked secret grand jury information and then lied about it.

The state constitution requires the attorney general to be a member of the Pennsylvania bar, but experts are divided about how that applies in the case of Kane’s suspension.

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