Pennsylvania AG says her suspension may stop re-election run

FILE - In this Aug. 24, 2015 file photo, Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane departs after her preliminary hearing at the Montgomery County courthouse in Norristown, Pa. The state's highest court on Monday, Sept, 21, 2015, ordered the temporary suspension of Kane's law license, a step that could trigger a Senate vote to remove her as she faces criminal charges. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — 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 told The Associated Press on Thursday she’s making plans to seek re-election in hopes her suspension is lifted by the April primary.

Kane says 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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