Democratic nominee Kathleen Kane didn’t just simply win the race for Attorney General. She did so in historic fashion.
Kane will become the first Democrat — as well as the first female — to win the seat for Attorney General, defeating GOP hopeful David Freed 56 to 41 percent as of Tuesday night.
“I knew when I entered this race that it would be hard-fought,” said Freed. “I’m proud of the campaign we ran and the effort that my outstanding team put forward. I am grateful for the support I received from my colleagues within the law enforcement community and from voters across our great commonwealth. We’ll now come together, as prosecutors do, and endeavor to keep Pennsylvania a safe and prosperous place.
“I congratulate Kathleen Kane on her victory tonight and I look forward to serving the citizens of Cumberland County as their District Attorney.”
The race for Attorney General was by no means a clean one, especially when it came to the ad war which featured a claim that Kane went soft on a rapist.
Ex-Penn State Coach and convicted child rapist Jerry Sandusky was also a hot-button topic throughout the race. The candidates’ claims as to how they would have handled the case, as well as a potential review of those responsible for prosecuting the case, repeatedly came into question throughout the campaign.
However, Kane was favorited throughout the race to win, and had support from key figures such as former President Bill Clinton and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.