Jul 28, 2014
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Kane will be PA's First Elected Female Attorney General

Democrat Kathleen Kane beat Republican David Freed with the widest margin on the statewide ballot.

Kane will be PA's First Elected Female Attorney General


Scranton Native Kathleen Kane will serve as Pennsylvania's first elected female Attorney General, after former Cumberland County District Attorney David Freed.

Kane received just over 3 million votes to Freed's 2.2 - she won by just under 15 points.

"Tonight is a historic night," Kane said, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.  "We have expanded the boundaries for women in Pennsylvania.

Kane, who beat out Southeast Pennsylvania Democrat Patrick Murphy for the Democratic Party nomincation, gained a lot of name recognition in the Primary Election.

As the General Election neared, Kane attacked Freed on his connections to former Attorney Generals, Gov. Tom Corbett and Leroy Zimmerman, while Freed went after Kane's experience.

Corbett, who attended Freed's campaign event, did not understand why Kane focused on him during the campaign, according to the Inquirer.

"She's more than welcome to look at what we did," the governor said. "She's the one that turned the attorney general's race political."

Read more at the Philadelphia Inquirer article here.

Editor's Note: The story has been altered to reflect that Kathleen Kane will be Pennsylvania's first elected attorney general. Technically, Linda Kelly is serving as the state's first female attorney general, though she was not elected.

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