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Pa. Elects First Woman Democrat Attorney General

Pennsylvania voters elected their first woman Democrat to be the state's top cop on Tuesday.

Kathleen Kane achieved two firsts in her Pennsylvania attorney general election victory:

  • First woman AG
  • First Democrat AG

She defeated Republican David Freed 56 to 41 percent in unofficial results from Tuesday's voting.

Kane won the support of Lehigh Valley voters on her way to statewide success:

Lehigh County

  • Kane: 74,854
  • Freed: 55,440

Northampton County

  • Kane: 66,772
  • Freed: 52,675

Kane, 46, is a former Lackawanna County prosecutor who will now oversee an office with a staff of about 700 and subject to legislative battles over a budget that now stands at $81 million, according to a Philly.com report.

Kane had a slight fundraising edge in the race. 

Both candidates pledged a review of the Jerry Sandusky child rape case.

Carl W November 08, 2012 at 06:18 PM
Great! Now, go after Gov. Corbett for negating complaints against Sandusky group, when HE was Attorney General.
Blackdemon November 11, 2012 at 01:41 PM
This is bad for PA. She is not for people being allowed to protect themselves. She would rather see the bad guy win.

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