Dems sworn in to lead row offices

Published by Laura Olson on .

Pennsylvania's independently elected row officers -- state attorney general, auditor general, and treasurer -- were sworn in today, with Democrats now in each of those roles.

Your Harrisburg team was on the scene at each ceremony, including Attorney General Kathleen Kane's, during which her younger son appeared to faint and Gov. Tom Corbett walked over to offer a bottle of water.

From our breaking news page:

"The governor told me to let Zach know that he fainted on the altar of his sister's wedding when he was 16," Ms. Kane said later, adding that Zach was doing ok. "I said to him, well, then the handkerchief you provided me was from one fainter to another. ... That was very nice of him."

Ms. Kane was among three Democrats sworn in today after they swept the state row offices in the November election. Treasurer Rob McCord is beginning his second and final term, and taking over as auditor general is former state Rep. Eugene DePasquale of York.

"Tomorrow we get right back to work," Ms. Kane said. "Today was about ceremony and pageantry, and tomorrow it's all about substance for the next four years. It's about what we can do to make our streets safer, it's about what we can do to eradicate public corruption and everything that we talked about during the campaign, it starts tomorrow."

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