Candidates for State Attorney General, 2010

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As of Wednesday, September 15, 2010, there are a grand total of ninety-three candidates who remain in the running for the statewide office of attorney general in each of the respective 30 contests taking place in November.

Of the 93 candidates campaigning for the statewide governmental position, here is the breakdown via party lines:

However, at its peak, there were as many as 144 candidates who had filed official nominating papers in the race for state attorney general; 51 candidates, therefore, were, at one point, vying for the statewide position, but as of now are no longer in contention.

Eighteen of those candidates dropped out of the race prior to their state's respective primary contest. Here is the breakdown via party lines:

Thirty-three others lost their respective party's nomination in primary elections. Here is the breakdown via party lines:

At this point in the 2010 election cycle, all signature-filling deadlines in each of the respective 30 states with attorney general elections have lapsed and all primaries have taken place.

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  1. WTVY News 4 "James Anderson Joins Alabama Attorney General Race" 17 Jan. 2010
  2. Inforum, "Dems endorse Boechler for attorney general" 8 April, 2010
  3. Denver Business Journal, "Boulder County DA Garnett to challenge Suthers for Colorado AG" 7 April, 2010
  4. Miami New Times, "Dan Gelber Enters Attorney General Race" 8 June, 2009
  5. Johnny California, "California 2010 Election: Future President Kamala Harris Announces Run for Attorney General" 12 Nov. 2008
  6. Blogging Blue, "Van Hollen gets a challenger" 30 July, 2009
  7. SWGA Politics, "Ken Hodges Running for Attorney General" 22 April, 2009
  8. New Haven Independent, "Jepsen’s Running For AG" 6 Jan. 2010
  9. The Providence Journal, "Kilmartin enters race for Rhode Island attorney general" 24 Feb. 2010
  10. WJRT-TV "David Leyton to run for state attorney general's office" 26 Jan. 2010 (dead link)
  11. News9 "Democrat Jim Priest to Run for Attorney General" 18 Nov. 2009
  12. Texas Kaos, "Barbara Ann Radnofsky for Attorney General of Texas" 28 Oct. 2009
  13. The Politics of Jamie Anderson, "Matthew Richardson files for S.C. Attorney General spot" 31 March, 2010
  14. Phoenix New Times, "Felecia Rotellini First Candidate to Announce Officially for Attorney General Race" 27 Oct. 2009
  15. New York Post, "NY state Sen. Eric Schneiderman running for Attorney General" 12 April, 2010
  16. Madville Times, "Dems Nominate Ron Volesky for Attorney General" 26 June, 2010
  17. The Pioneer Press, "Chris Barden kicks off bid to unseat Lori Swanson" 28 April, 2010
  18. Tampa Tribune, "Hillsborough's Pam Bondi running for attorney general" 1 Dec. 2009
  19. Portales News-Tribune, "Matt Chandler running for state attorney general" 3 Feb. 2010 (dead link)
  20. Sacramento Bee, "Steve Cooley forms committee to explore AG run" 11 Jan. 2010
  21. Connecticut Post, "Avon Republican enters attorney general race" 4 March, 2010
  22. Springfield News-Sun, "DeWine launches bid for attorney general" 22 July, 2009
  23. Salina Journal, "Dezago to run for Kansas Attorney General in 2010" 10 July, 2009
  24. Capitol Confidential, "Meet Dan Donovan, a would-be sheriff of State Street" 17 May, 2010
  25. The Iowa Republican, "Brenna Findley Announces Attorney General Campaign" 8 Feb. 2010
  26. Arizona Central, "Tom Horne may run for Arizona attorney general" 7 Dec. 2008
  27. Chicago Young Republicans, "One of our own running for Illinois Attorney General" 10 Sept. 2009
  28. Red State, "MA Republicans: Write-in James McKenna for AG to run against Martha Coakley" 13 Sept. 2010
  29. Fresh Loaf, "WSB: Sam Olens to run for attorney general" 21 April, 2009
  30. Tulsa World, "Former state senator to seek attorney general post" 8 March, 2010
  31. WIBW "Schmidt Declares For AG's Office" 16 Sept. 2009
  32. Michigan Redneck, "Bill Schuette Launches Campaign to be Michigan’s Attorney General" 19 Sept. 2009
  33. Birmingham Business Journal, "Luther Strange announces run for attorney general" 13 May, 2009
  34. Providence Journal, "Former prosecutor files to run for R.I. attorney general" 4 Nov. 2009
  35. The Post and Courier, "Wilson runs for attorney general" 9 Sept. 2009
  36. Providence Journal, "Smithfield councilor plans run for attorney general" 28 May, 2009
  37. Miami New Times, ""Hot Bachelor" Dave Aronberg Officially Enters Attorney General Race" 4 June, 2009
  38. Journal Star, "Omaha attorney to run for Nebraska Attorney General" 15 Jan. 2010
  39. Leavenworth Street, "Whoops* (updated)" 17 Feb. 2010
  40. Michigan Live, "Report: Attorney Richard Bernstein files to run for Michigan Attorney General" 4 Jan. 2010
  41. Yonkers Tribune, "Assemblyman Richard Brodsky Declares His Candidacy for New York Attorney General" 22 May, 2010
  42. The Middletown Press, "Bysiewicz to seek AG spot" 13 Jan. 2010
  43. The Middletown Press, "Bysiewicz announces intention to run for governor" 27 Jan. 2009
  44. Sacramento Bee, "Canciamilla explores attorney general run" 7 July, 2008
  45. Securities Docket, "Sean Coffey Retires from BLB&G to Run for NY AG" 15 Oct. 2009
  46. The Huffington Post, "Eric Dinallo Begins Campaign To Succeed Andrew Cuomo" 20 Aug. 2009
  47. Providence Journal, "He’s running for state attorney general — in 2010" 7 Jan. 2008
  48. Daily Kos, "Bill Keating will enter into the MA-10 race says Patriot Ledger" 5 March, 2010
  49. Tech Crunch, "Facebook Chief Privacy Officer Chris Kelly To Run For California Attorney General" 22 Dec. 2008
  50. 8 Asians, "California Assemblyman Ted Lieu Running for California Attorney General" 12 Feb. 2009
  51. Arizona Republic, "David Lujan announces run for attorney general" 1 Feb. 2010
  52. Mercury News, "Assembly Democrats girding for a fight over Maldonado," February 4, 2010
  53. The Times and Democrat, "Pascoe joins attorney general's race" 17 Oct. 2009
  54. The Palmetto Scoop, "David Pascoe Stays Put as Solicitor" 7 March, 2010 (timed out)
  55. Alabama Live, "Birmingham attorney Giles Perkins says he's running for state attorney general" 21 Oct. 2009
  56. FOX 11 "Vince Rabago declares canidacy for Arizona Attorney General" 21 Jan. 2010 (dead link)
  57. PRNewser, "Former Paterson Strategist Joins Kathleen Rice's Run for New York AG" 17 Feb. 2010
  58. Wash Park Prophet, "Dan Slater In Colorado Attorney General Race 23 Sept. 2009
  59. Dan Slater for Attorney General, "Thanks for Your Support" 19 Oct. 2009
  60. Connecticut News, "Attorney General Race Getting Crowded: Rep. Cam Staples Joins The Party" 20 Jan. 2010
  61. Connecticut Mirror, "Staples out, but Bysiewicz faces appeal" 12 May, 2010
  62. Young & Conservative, "Gretchen Whitmer Drops out of Michigan Attorney General Race, Do Dems Still Have Faith in Michigan?" 28 Jan. 2010
  63. Capitol Confidential, "Antonacci launches, quietly, as Donovan bursts" 17 May, 2010
  64. Politico, "Donovan source: Antonacci says no primary" 2 June, 2010
  65. Miami Herald, "GOP adds Holly Benson to Florida attorney general race" 30 Oct. 2009
  66. Blogging for Michigan, "Mike Bishop Wants to be Your Next Attorney General!" 18 Feb. 2009
  67. Palmetto Scoop, "Bolchoz Makes 3 Running for AG" 27 Oct. 2009
  68. Legal Newsline, "Legal scholar says he's ideal to 'fix the mess' left by Jerry Brown" 20 Jan. 2010
  69. Colorado Independent, "Troy Eid to resign, run for Colorado attorney general" 7 Jan. 2009
  70. Denver Business Journal, "Colorado AG Suthers will seek re-election; Eid changes plans" 26 Jan. 2009
  71. The Hartford Courant, "Republican Ross Garber Is Running For Attorney General; Exit By Susan Bysiewicz, His Sister-in-Law, Opens Door" 19 May, 2010
  72. Las Vegas Review-Journal, "LV lawyer to run for attorney general" 9 Feb. 2010
  73. Atlanta Journal-Constitution, "Judson Hill says he won’t join GOP race for attorney general" 28 April, 2009
  74. The McCarville Report Online, "Jolley, Priest Enter Attorney General Race" 18 Nov. 2009
  75. The Edmond Sun, "Jolley bows out of AG’s race" 19 March, 2010
  76. Miami Herald, "Florida Lt. Gov. Jeff Kottkamp now a candidate for attorney general" 21 July, 2009
  77. McCarville Report, "Ryan Leonard Seeks GOP AG Nomination" 18 Feb. 2009
  78. Michigan Live, "GOP state senator Bruce Patterson explores run for Michigan AG" 14 Jan. 2009
  79. Hartford Courant, "GOP's John Pavia Running For Attorney General; Worked With Ex-Democratic State Chairman John Droney" 26 Jan. 2010
  80. Rome News-Tribune, "Preston Smith to seek attorney general seat, could rock other races" 26 April, 2010
  81. Seeing Red Arizona, "Thomas makes it official: Leaving office April 6 to run for AG" 1 April, 2010
  82. Macon Telegraph, "Wood to run for Ga. attorney general" 4 Aug. 2009
  83. Cleveland Live, "Delaware County Prosecutor David Yost leaves Ohio attorney general race for auditor's race" 25 Jan. 2010