Texas Attorney General election, 2010

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Candidates for State Attorney General, 2010


Polls, 2010 State Attorney General elections

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Statewide elections, 2010
November 2nd General Election results

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The Texas Attorney General election of 2010 was held on November 2, 2010. Incumbent Republican Greg Abbott fended off a challenge from Democrat Barbara Ann Radnofsky and Libertarian Jon Roland.

Race tracking

See also: 2010 State Attorneys General/Election Racetracking

Ballotpedia and Governing magazine called the race an easy win for the Republican Party.

2010 Race Rankings for Texas Attorney General
Race Tracker Race Rating
Ballotpedia Likely Republican
Governing[1] Safe Republican
Overall Call Likely Republican

General Election campaign

Candidates

Republican Party Republican Party - Incumbent Greg Abbott
Democratic Party Democratic Party - Former Houston attorney Barbara Ann Radnofsky
Libertarian Party Libertarian Party - Computer consultant Jon Roland

General election results

On November 2, 2010, Greg Abbott won re-election to the office of Texas Attorney General. He defeated Barbara Ann Radnofsky (D) and Jon Roland (L) in the general election.

Texas Attorney General, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngGreg Abbott Incumbent 64.1% 3,151,064
     Democratic Barbara Ann Radnofsky 33.7% 1,655,859
     Libertarian Jon Roland 2.3% 112,118
Total Votes 4,919,041
Election Results Via: Texas Secretary of State

Endorsements

Greg Abbott

  • Can-Do Conservatives of America[2]
  • Corpus Christi Caller-Times, local newspaper[3]
  • Houston Chronicle, local newspaper[4]

Barbara Ann Radnofsky

  • Austin Chronicle, local newspaper[5]
  • Austin Lesbian/Gay Political Caucus (ALGPC)
  • Austin Women's Political Caucus (AWPC)
  • Canadian Record, local newspaper[6]
  • Dallas Morning News, local newspaper[7][8]
  • Democracy for Houston
  • Education Austin[9]
  • Houston GLBT Political Caucus[10]
  • Judge William Kilgarlin, Former Texas State Supreme Court Justice
  • Mexican American Bar Association of Houston[11]
  • Planned Parenthood Action Fund of Texas[12]
  • Texas AFL-CIO COPE[13]
  • Texas American Federation of Teachers (AFT)
  • Texas League of Conservation Voters (TLCV)[14]
  • Women's Campaign Forum

Finances

According to the Texas Ethics Commission, as of July 28, 2010, here is the breakdown of campaign finances for each of the candidates:

Greg Abbott Campaign Finance Reports
Report Date Filed Beginning Balance Contributions In-Kind [15] Other Sources Expenditures Cash on Hand
January 1 - June 30, 2010[16] July 15, 2010 $10,175,357.17 $1,717,734.99 $0.00 $0.00 $653,222.40 $11,209,703.93
Barbara Ann Radnofsky Campaign Finance Reports
Report Date Filed Beginning Balance Contributions In-Kind [15] Other Sources Expenditures Cash on Hand
January 1 - June 30, 2010[17] July 15, 2010 $388,033.37 $233,941.91 $0.00 $0.00 $176,092.13 $463,852.09

Polling

See also: Polls, 2010 State Attorney General elections

UT/TT poll

University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll - September 3 - 8, 2010[18]
Candidates Percentage
Green check mark.jpg Greg Abbott (R) 43%
Barbara Ann Radnofsky (D) 26%
Jon Roland (Libertarian) 5%
Undecided 26%
Total voters 800

Texas Lyceum Poll

Texas Lyceum Poll - September 22 - 30, 2010[19]
Candidates Percentage
Green check mark.jpg Greg Abbott (R) 56%
Barbara Ann Radnofsky (D) 29%
Undecided 11%
Total voters 416

March 2, 2010 primaries

See also: Texas gubernatorial election, 2010

Donkey symbol.png Democratic primary

Candidates

Electoral results

Finances

According to the Texas Ethics Commission, as of January 15, 2010, here is the breakdown of campaign finances for each of the candidates:

Barbara Ann Radnofsky Campaign Finance Reports
Report Date Filed Beginning Balance Contributions In-Kind [15] Other Sources Expenditures Cash on Hand
July 1 - December 31, 2009[21] January 15, 2010 $181,970.01 $330,718.72 $0.00 $0.00 $157,086.37 $388,033.37
April 6 - June 30, 2009[22] July 15, 2009 $0.00 $270,186.96 $0.00 $0.00 $31,341.34 $181,970.01

Gop logo2.jpg Republican primary

Candidates

Electoral results

Finances

According to the Texas Ethics Commission, as of January 15, 2010, here is the breakdown of campaign finances for each of the candidates:

Greg Abbott Campaign Finance Reports
Report Date Filed Beginning Balance Contributions In-Kind [15] Other Sources Expenditures Cash on Hand
July 1 - December 31, 2009[23] January 15, 2010 $9,377,478.26 $1,191,427.31 $0.00 $0.00 $456,353.76 $10,175,357.17

Controversies

Rape kits

In a video on her campaign website, Democratic Party candidate Barbara Ann Radnofsky accused Republican incumbent Greg Abbott of requiring "rape victims [to] pay for the rape kit," the "forensic exam, which is done by medical professionals to collect physical evidence for the investigation and prosecution of sexual assault suspects."[24] Texas state law, however, requires local law enforcement agencies to cover the cost of the hospital rape kits when the victim chooses to report the crime. If the victim decides against pursuing prosecution, it is the Texas Department of Public Safety that is required to pay for the exam. The latter condition did not become effective until HB 2626 was passed by the State Legislature and signed by the governor on June 19, 2009.[25] Prior to this measure, which amended the state's version of the Violence Against Women Act, "the attorney general did not have the authority to change a policy that was mandated by state law."[26]

See also

External links

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General Election candidates

References

  1. Governing “Attorney General Race Ratings” 12 Oct. 2010
  2. Can-Do Conservatives of America - Endorsements
  3. Corpus Christi Caller-Times, "Endorsement: We recommend Greg Abbott for re-election" 12 Oct. 2010
  4. Houston Chronicle, "The Chronicle endorses Greg Abbott for re-election" 11 Oct. 2010
  5. Austin Chronicle, "'Chronicle' Endorsements" 15 Oct. 2010
  6. Left Word, "Panhandle Newspaper Endorses Radnofsky" 22 Oct. 2010
  7. Dallas Morning News, "Editorial: We recommend Radnofsky for attorney general" 12 Oct. 2010
  8. Texas State Democrats, "Dallas Morning News Endorses Barbara Ann Radnofsky for Attorney General" 13 Oct. 2010
  9. Education Austin, "Political Endorsements" 16 Oct. 2010
  10. Out Smart, "GLBT Political Caucus Endorsements" 1 Oct. 2010
  11. Mexican American Bar Association of Houston - 2010 General Election Endorsements
  12. Planned Parenthood of Texas - PPHSET Action Fund PAC Endorsed Candidates
  13. Texas Liberal, "Harris County AFL-CIO Endorsements—Including Terrible Selection Of Edwards Over Miles" 1 March, 2010
  14. Texas League of Conservation Voters - Endorsements
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 15.3 As these are not cash contributions, they are not reflected in the reported ending balance.
  16. Texas Ethics Commission - Greg Abbott July 2010 Semiannual Campaign Finance Report
  17. Texas Ethics Commission - Barbara Ann Radnofsky July 2010 Semiannual Campaign Finance Report
  18. The Texas Tribune, "Perry Leads White 39-33 in September UT/TT Poll" 13 Sept. 2010
  19. The Texas Lyceum, "Governor’s Race Not a Forgone Conclusion" 6 Oct. 2010
  20. Texas Kaos, "Barbara Ann Radnofsky for Texas Attorney General" 28 Oct. 2009
  21. Texas Ethics Commission - Barbara Ann Radnofsky January 2010 Semiannual Campaign Finance Report
  22. Texas Ethics Commission - Barbara Ann Radnofsky July 2009 Semiannual Campaign Finance Report
  23. Texas Ethics Commission - Greg Abbott January 2010 Semiannual Campaign Finance Report
  24. YouTube, "We're Going to Need a Bigger List" 22 Oct. 2009
  25. Texas Legislature Online - 81(R) History for HB 2626
  26. Austin American-Statesman, "Radnofsky says the attorney general requires rape victims pay for rape kits" 12 Jan. 2010