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Gov. Corbett announces pick for attorney general

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) - Gov. Tom Corbett has nominated a western Pennsylvania woman who has been a prosecutor for more than 30 years to succeed him as the state attorney general.

Corbett introduced Linda Kelly as his pick during a news conference Tuesday.

Kelly, 61, is a former assistant district attorney in Allegheny County and most recently served as Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania.

Her nomination requires confirmation by the state Senate.

She has promised not to run when the post comes up for election in 2012, following the tradition of other nominees for the post.

Kelly would become Pennsylvania's second attorney general and the first since the office became an elected position in 1980.

Corbett's former top deputy, Bill Ryan, has run the attorney general's office since Inauguration Day.

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