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.READ MORE: Penguins Bring Back Diagonal Black Pittsburgh Jerseys
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.READ MORE: Pitt QB Kenny Pickett Named ACC Player Of The Year
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.Man Killed, Woman In Critical Condition After Being Found Behind Apartment Complex
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