HARRISBURG (AP) — Political rookie Kathleen Kane has been elected the first woman and first Democrat to be elected Pennsylvania attorney general.

She defeated Republican David Freed, the district attorney of Cumberland County.

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The 46-year-old Kane spent more than 12 years as a Lackawanna County assistant district attorney and proved to be a scrappy campaigner in her first bid for elective office.

The Scranton resident beat former U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy in the Democratic primary in April.

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The 42-year-old Freed stressed his 15 years of prosecutorial experience, including seven years in his present job. The Camp Hill resident was unopposed in the primary.

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