- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 16, 2016

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) - The Latest on Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane’s announcement about the future of her office (all times local):

1:35 p.m.

Pennsylvania’s embattled attorney general says she will not run for re-election this year.

Kathleen Kane’s announcement Tuesday comes after a tumultuous two years in which she was charged for allegedly leaking investigative information to a newspaper to smear rivals and had her law license suspended by the state Supreme Court.

The 49-year-old Kane had said she planned to run for a second term but she faced stiff resistance from within her party and wasn’t backed by any identifiable campaign organization.

Kane is the first woman and first Democrat elected Pennsylvania attorney general.

Her office has fumbled public corruption cases and she’s disclosed a government email scandal that critics say she’s used as a weapon against her perceived enemies. Meanwhile, the state House of Representatives is exploring her impeachment.

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9:45 a.m.

Pennsylvania’s embattled attorney general says she’s going to publicly discuss the future of her office on the deadline day to file signatures to get on the April 26 primary ballot.

Kathleen Kane says she’ll make the announcement at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in Scranton.

Kane is the first Democrat and first woman elected to the office. But she’s fighting criminal charges for allegedly leaking grand jury material to a newspaper, and the state Supreme Court voted unanimously last year to suspend her law license.

She has discussed the possibility of running for a second term. But she’s facing stiff resistance from within her party in the primary and she isn’t backed by any identifiable campaign organization.

The Department of State hasn’t reported receiving signatures from Kane yet.

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