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Kathleen Kane Sworn In As Pennsylvania’s First Female Attorney General

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By Tony Romeo

HARRISBURG, Pa. (CBS) - With the man she’s pledged to investigate sitting in attendance, Kathleen Kane has been sworn in as Pennsylvania’s new attorney general during a ceremony in the state capitol rotunda.

As Governor Corbett looked on, Kathleen Kane took the oath as the first woman and first Democrat elected attorney general in Pennsylvania. After the festivities, Kane said it should only be a matter of days before launching the investigation of how her predecessors, including the current governor, handled the Jerry Sandusky case.

“We’re very close to finalizing the details with the person that we will appoint to be a special deputy attorney general, and whose sole responsibility will be that case – the investigation of that case.”

Kane and Corbett spoke briefly after the inauguration, and Kane said the governor offered words of encouragement to her young son who fainted during the ceremony. Also sworn in Tuesday were a new auditor general, Eugene DePasquale, and Democrat Rob McCord took the oath for a second term as treasurer.

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