Election results by county
Kane: 50–60% 60–70% 70–80% 80–90%
40–50% 50–60% 60–70%
|Elections in Pennsylvania|
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% Marakay Rogers was the Libertarian candidate.
On November 6, 2012, Kathleen Kane defeated David Freed and Marakay Rogers to be elected Attorney General of Pennsylvania. She was the first Democrat elected to the office ever since it became an elected position in 1980.
|Democratic gain from Republican|
- "2012 General Primary - Attorney General". Pennsylvania Department of State. Retrieved 20 November 2012.
- "2012 General Election - Attorney General". Pennsylvania Department of State. Retrieved 20 November 2012.