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Pennsylvania Elects New Attorney General Today

Candidates for Pennsylvania Attorney General, Republican David Freed (left) and Democrat Kathleen Kane (right).

Candidates for Pennsylvania Attorney General, Republican David Freed (left) and Democrat Kathleen Kane (right).

(Capitol dome, Harrisburg, Pa.   File photo) Tony Romeo
  Tony Romeo is Harrisburg bureau chief for KYW Newsradio...
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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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