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Kane's longest-serving press secretary heads for the exit

Written by The Associated Press | May 28, 2016 7:36 AM
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(Harrisburg) -- Attorney General Kathleen Kane's longest-serving press secretary is leaving after handling what he called ``an unfolding series of crises that were just never-ending.'' 

Chuck Ardo said Tuesday is to be his last day, after signing on last April as a $10,000-a-month contract employee.

Ardo was Kane's eighth spokesman since she took office in 2013.

The 69-year-old Ardo served through Kane getting charged criminally, seeing her law license suspended by the state Supreme Court and fending off a Senate attempt to order her removal.

She also threatened the release of thousands of pornographic emails found on the office's servers, kept on an aide convicted of criminal contempt and promoted another despite human resources officers recommending his firing partly over sexual harassment policy violations.

Ardo previously served former Gov. Ed Rendell as press secretary.

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