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Pa. Elects First Woman, Democrat Attorney General

Pennsylvania voters elected their first woman Democrat to be attorney general 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:

Bucks County

  • Kane: 161,539
  • Freed: 143,310

Montgomery County

  • Kane: 229,530
  • Freed: 163,865

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.

Nicole November 07, 2012 at 10:02 PM
I think voters did not look at her credentials, which are very thin compared to her opponent. Her campaign rhetoric was bland and general. I'm not a political junkie by any means and I don't read campaign literature - I read the candidate's bios, education, experience and read their policy statements. She's just a pretty face, and it is a shame she was elected.
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Narrah November 10, 2012 at 05:56 PM
I disagree Nicole. She is the perfect person for this, because she has stood up to corrupt and evil individuals and won. I have a feeling that Corbett will be quaking in his boots, because one of the first things she will be doing, is investigating why it took so long to arrest Sandusky.

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