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Rafferty wins GOP nomination for Pa. AG

Written by The Associated Press | Apr 26, 2016 10:43 PM
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(Harrisburg) -- A state senator from the Philadelphia suburbs has won the Republican nomination for Pennsylvania attorney general.

Sen. John Rafferty of Montgomery County on Tuesday easily beat former prosecutor and police officer Joe Peters to win the GOP nomination.

He's vowing to restore credibility and public confidence in the 800-employee office.

On the Democratic side, Montgomery County Commissioner Josh Shapiro holds a slight lead over Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen Zappala with over half of precincts reporting.

The candidates are vying to succeed Democrat Kathleen Kane, who didn't seek re-election amid criminal charges that she unlawfully leaked grand jury information and then lied about it. Kane denies wrongdoing.

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