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Pa. Elects First Woman, Democrat Attorney General

Pennsylvania voters elected their first woman Democrat to be attorney general on Tuesday

Pa. Elects First Woman, Democrat Attorney General Pa. Elects First Woman, Democrat Attorney General Pa. Elects First Woman, Democrat Attorney General

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 i n 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.

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