Kathleen Kane achieved two firsts in her Pennsylvania attorney general election victory:
- First woman to be elected attorney general
- First Democrat to win the top prosecutor's post
She defeated Republican David Freed 56 to 41 percent in unofficial results from Tuesday's voting.
Kane won the support of Lehigh Valley voters on her way to statewide success:
- Kane: 74,854
- Freed: 55,440
- Kane: 66,772
- Freed: 52,675
Kane, 46, is a former Lackawanna County prosecutor who will now oversee an office with a staff of about 700 and subject to legislative battles over a budget that now stands at $81 million, according to a Philly.com report.
Kane had a slight fundraising edge in the race.
Both candidates pledged a review of the Jerry Sandusky child rape case and its handling by former Attorney General Tom Corbett, now the state's governor.