Democrat Kathleen Kane defeated Republican David Freed in the hotly contested race for Pennsylvania Attorney General, the AP projected Tuesday night.
Kane, who had support of the Democratic Party including former President Bill Clinton, is a veteran prosecutor. The Scranton native touted her background as a prosecutor in Lackawanna County as making her qualified to be AG.
Freed, a Camp Hill native, spent 15 years as a Cumberland County prosecutor.
Linda Kelly has served as Pennsylvania’s Attorney General since Gov. Tom Corbett vacated the seat to be Governor.
Also, Democratic incumbent Rob McCord beat Republican challenger Diana Irey Vaughan to win a second four-year term as Pennsylvania state treasurer.
McCord, 53, is a former venture capitalist from Bryn Mawr. He was elected in 2008 in his first election campaign. He made headlines in 2010 when he helped force then-Gov. Ed Rendell, a fellow Democrat, to trim a $1 billion package by hundreds of millions.
The 50-year-old Vaughan has been a Washington County commissioner since 1995. This was her first statewide campaign.
In the race for Auditor General, Eugene DePasquale held off Republican John Maher and Libertarian Betsy Summers.