Government
1:47 am
Wed November 7, 2012

Kane, McCord Win; DePasquale Leads in PA Row Office Contests

Update 9:25 PM: Kane, DePasquale and McCord lead their contests.

Attorney General

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With 8,419 of 9,257 districts reporting:

Freed: 1,991,913

Kane: 2,774,073

Democrat Kathleen Kane, a former Lacakawanna County assistant DA, was declared the winner by the Associated Press with 57 percent of the vote.

Republican David Freed, the Cumberland County DA, garnered 40.8 per cent, with Libertarian Marakay Rogers receiving only 2.3 percent.

The incumbent Linda Kelly is not running for a full four-year term as Pennsylvania's top law enforcement officer. She was appointed to serve out the last two years of the term of Tom Corbett who resigned the post after being elected as governor.

Since the attorney general's post became an elected office in 1980, Republicans have won every contest. Kane broke that GOP winning streak tonight.

Auditor General

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With  8,419 of 9,257 districts reporting:

Maher: 2,196,619 votes

DePasquale: 2,428,113 votes

Republican State Representative John Maher of Allegheny County, Democratic Representative Eugene DePasquale of York County and Libertarian candidate Betsy Summers are hoping to be the commonwealth's next Auditor General.

Incumbent Jack Wagner is limited by state law to two consecutive terms.

Treasurer

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With 8,419 of 9,257 districts reporting:

Irey Vaughan 2,070,096 votes

McCord: 2,554,162 votes

The race for treasurer is the only row office contest that includes an incumbent. Democrat Rob McCord has won a second term by defeating two challengers, Republican Washington County Commissioner Diana Irey Vaughan and Libertarian Patricia Fryman from Polk, Venango County.