Kathleen Kane led a statewide office sweep for the Democratic Party. Kane got a higher percentage of the vote than President Obama, Senator Casey, Treasurer McCord, and Eugene Depasquale who becomes the newly elected Auditor General.
Kane becomes the first woman elected Attorney General and the first Democrat since the office became elective. She is pledged to launch an investigation of the sickening Sandusky case and why Sandusky remained on the streets for more than 2 years, without any supervision, after the case was referred to the Attorney General's office in 2009.
In addition to its statewide office sweep, the Democratic Party picked up 3 state senate seats, narrowing the Republican majority to 27-23.