Pennsylvania Elects New Attorney General Today

By Tony Romeo

HARRISBURG, Pa. (CBS) – Pennsylvania voters will elect a new attorney general today.

What is arguably the biggest case ever prosecuted by an elected Pennsylvania attorney general – the Jerry Sandusky case – has dominated the race for the next AG. During a debate televised statewide on PCN, the Democratic candidate, Kathleen Kane, renewed her pledge to investigate the way the case was handled, criticizing then attorney general Tom Corbett’s use of a grand jury, saying it took too long.

“It is your duty as a prosecutor to get the pedophile off of the street,” Kane says.

Republican David Freed won’t disavow the use of a grand jury.

“I would never put a limit on any investigative tool,” says Freed.

Freed says he’ll “review,” not investigate, the Sandusky investigation. Pennsylvanians are also casting votes for auditor general and state treasurer today.

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