HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Embattled Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane is hiring former Gov. Ed Rendell’s spokesman to help get her message out.
Kane announced Wednesday she’s hired Chuck Ardo as a communications adviser. He’s the seventh spokesperson to work for Kane since she took office at the start of 2013.
The 68-year-old Ardo, who’s a contract employee, says Kane called him about the job last week.
A grand jury that investigated the leak of secret material to a newspaper has recommended that Kane, a Democrat, be charged with perjury and other crimes. Kane has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing.
Kane also announced the appointment of a new chief of staff, Jonathan Duecker, who was previously the special agent in charge of narcotics investigation for the attorney general’s office.
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