Pennsylvania Attorney General election, 2012

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The Pennsylvania Attorney General election of 2012 was held on November 6, 2012. The primary election was held on April 24.[1][2]

Candidates[edit]

David Freed, the District Attorney of Cumberland County, ran unopposed in the Republican primary. Kathleen Kane, a former assistant district attorney in Lackawanna County faced former U.S. Representative Patrick Murphy in the primary to become the Democratic nominee. Kane was victorious in this race by a margin of 52.8% to 47.2%[1] Marakay Rogers was the Libertarian candidate.[2]

Results[edit]

On November 6, 2012, Kathleen Kane defeated David Freed to be elected Attorney General of Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania Attorney General election, 2012
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Kathleen Kane 3,125,557 56.14%
Republican David Freed 2,313,506 41.56%
Libertarian Marakay Rogers 128,140 2.30%
Totals 5,567,203 100.00%
Democratic gain from Republican

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "2012 General Primary - Attorney General". Pennsylvania Department of State. Retrieved 20 November 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "2012 General Election - Attorney General". Pennsylvania Department of State. Retrieved 20 November 2012.