Attorney General elections, 2010
| State Attorney General 2010 elections|
| Alabama • Arizona • Arkansas • California |
Colorado • Connecticut • Delaware • Florida • Georgia
Idaho • Illinois • Iowa • Kansas • Maryland
Massachusetts • Michigan • Minnesota • Nebraska
Nevada • New Mexico • New York • North Dakota
Ohio • Oklahoma • Rhode Island • South Carolina
South Dakota • Texas • Vermont • Wisconsin
|2010 Election information|
| Primary election dates|
Statewide elections, 2010
November 2nd General Election results
|Attorney General news headlines|
An additional 6 new attorneys general were chosen by gubernatorial appointment or elected by state legislatures. Of these, 4 were Democrats and 2 were Republicans. This preserved the pre-election balance of attorneys general not chosen by voters.
Including the 8 Democratic and 6 Republican attorneys general who did not face an election battle in 2010, the total balance shifted to 26 Democrats and 24 Republicans following the election.
In three of the 30 seats up for election, the incumbent could not run again because of term limits. Of the three incumbent but limited-out attorneys general, two were Democrats (Terry Goddard of Arizona and Patrick Lynch of Rhode Island and one was Republican (Mike Cox of Michigan).
Seven incumbent attorneys general chose not to run for re-election, in most cases because they ran for a different office. Of these, five were Democrats and two were Republicans, including:
- Democrats Jerry Brown (California), Richard Blumenthal (Connecticut), Thurbert E. Baker (Georgia), and Drew Edmondson (Oklahoma).
- Republicans Bill McCollum (Florida) and Henry McMaster (South Carolina).
Election outcome predictions
- For the methodology of this racetracking analysis, see State Attorneys General/Election Racetracking
With a week left until the 2010 midterm elections, Ballotpedia made its predictions regarding the thirty State Attorney General contests, believing that Republicans would win 18 of these races while the Democrats would walk away with 12. Additionally, Ballotpedia also contended that of these eighteen elections the Republican Party was projected to win, seven of them - Arizona, California, Georgia, Iowa, Kansas, Ohio, and Oklahoma - would have been offices that were previously held by Democrats.
|Month||Safe D||Likely D||Lean D||Tossup||Lean R||Likely R||Safe R|
As of May 3, 2011 the accuracy of Ballotpedia's State Attorney General Race Tracker stands at 93.3% having correctly predicted 28 out of the 30 contests that have been called. What has not been taken in account as of yet are the appointments made by newly elected governors and state legislatures, decisions that are not likely to be made until at least January of next year.
Impact of 2010 Gubernatorial/Legislative elections
- See also: Gubernatorial elections, 2010
In 6 states, the party affiliation of the state's attorney general was considered likely to change after the November 2nd elections for reasons other than the direct popular election of new public officials. There were 4 different situations that would lead to a change in party affiliation:
- In three states with a 2010 gubernatorial election (Alaska, Hawaii, and Wyoming), the governor appoints the state's attorney general, and normally appoints an individual from his/her own party.
- Alaska's current AG is Daniel S. Sullivan (R). He was appointed by Sarah Palin (R). Republican Sean Parnell was expected to win the state's 2010 gubernatorial election, so the post of Alaska Attorney General would likely to remain in the Republican column.
- Hawaii's current AG is Mark Bennett (R). Bennett was appointed by Republican Linda Lingle. Lingle was expected to lose her 2010 gubernatorial election. If she did, then it would be likely that the post of Hawaii Attorney General would move into the Democratic column.
- Wyoming's current AG is Bruce A. Salzburg (D), who was appointed to the office by Democratic Governor Dave Freudenthal, who did not run for re-election in 2010. The Wyoming gubernatorial election of 2010 was predicted to be a "Safe GOP" seat for Republican candidate Matt Mead. Mead, if elected, would most likely appoint a Republican to the post.
- In Kentucky, the current Kentucky Attorney General, Jack Conway (D), was running for the United States Senate.
- In Pennsylvania, the current Pennsylvania Attorney General, Tom Corbett (R) was running for Governor of Pennsylvania. If he won, he would appoint his own replacement.
- In two states with 2010 state legislative elections - Maine and New Hampshire - the state legislatures appoint the state's attorney general, normally an individual who belongs to same party as that of the majority
- In Maine, the current State Attorney General is Janet Mills (D). The state legislature in Maine elects the state attorney general. If majority control of both houses switched to the Republicans, this office could potentially change party affiliation.
- In New Hampshire, the current State Attorney General is Michael Delaney (D). The state legislature in New Hampshire elects the state attorney general. If majority control of both houses switched to the Republicans, this office could potentially change party affiliation.
|Effect of 2010 Elections on AG Make-up|
|Current party of AGs with 2010 elections||20||10|
|Gubernatorial appointment/Gov with 2010 election||1||2|
|Gubernatorial appointment/Gov without 2010 election||1||0|
|Elected by State Legislature/Leg with 2010 election||2||0|
|AGs with no 2010 impact||8||6|
After the dust had settled following the inauguration of new state officials at the start of the new year, the party affiliation of only two state attorneys general that were considered likely to change for reasons other than the direct popular election of new public officials occurred:
- As with Governor of New Jersey Chris Christie, Wyoming Governor Matt Mead, a Republican, rather than appoint someone from his own political party, named Greg Phillips, a former Democratic state senator and federal prosecutor, as the state's top prosecutor.
- After gaining majority control in both houses of the State Legislature in addition to winning the Governor's Office, Republican State Legislators named William Schneider to the statewide public position, the first time a Republican had served in the office in decades.
|Effect of 2010 Elections on AG Make-up|
|Current party of AGs with 2010 elections||14||16|
|Gubernatorial appointment/Gov with 2010 election||2||1|
|Gubernatorial appointment/Gov without 2010 election||1||0|
|Elected by State Legislature/Leg with 2010 election||1||1|
|AGs with no 2010 impact||8||6|
|Partisan breakdown of State Attorneys General|
|Party||Before November 2010 election||After November 2010 election|
|With 2010 elections||Unelected AGs||Total AGs||Post 2010 elections||Unelected AGs||Total AGs||Gain/loss legislators|
- See also: Alabama Attorney General election, 2010
- Incumbent Troy King, after he launched his re-election campaign in March 2009, lost in the Republican primary contest on Tuesday, June 1, 2010.
- Former Assistant United States Attorney General Michel Nicrosi placed third in the Democratic primary contest and did not make it to the Democratic primary runoff.
- Birmingham attorney Giles Perkins lost in the Democratic primary runoff contest on Tuesday, July 13, 2010.
- See also: Arizona Attorney General election, 2010
Incumbent Democrat Terry Goddard announced in January 2010 that he was officially entering the governor's race in his home state. Republican Tom Horne defeated his Democratic opponent Felecia Rotellini in a close race to claim Goddard's seat.
The date of the 2010 primary election was August 24, 2010.
- Vince Rabago lost in the Democratic primary runoff contest on Tuesday, August 24, 2010.
- State Representative David M. Lujan lost in the Democratic primary runoff contest on Tuesday, August 24, 2010.
- Nearly a week after the polls closed and the votes were tabulated (and then recounted), Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas conceded the nomination to his primary opponent.
- See also: Arkansas Attorney General election, 2010
Incumbent Democrat Dustin McDaniel easily won re-election over Rebekah Kennedy of the Green Party and write-in candidate Marc Rosson. McDaniel took 72.8 percent, Kennedy received 26.8 percent, and Rosson received 0.4 percent.
The date of the 2010 primary election was May 18, 2010.
Incumbent Dustin McDaniel
- Rebekah Kennedy
- Marc Rosson
Democratic incumbent Jerry Brown entered the governor's race and therefore did not seek a second term as attorney general. After a field of 14 candidates was narrowed down to six following a June 8 primary, Democrat Kamala D. Harris, district attorney for San Francisco, narrowly defeated Republican Steve Cooley, district attorney for Los Angeles County. The final vote tally gave Harris 46.1 percent of the vote and Cooley 45.3 percent.
The date of the 2010 primary election was June 8, 2010.
- Peter Allen
- Tim Hannan
- Diane Beall Templin
Peace and Freedom
- Robert J. "Bob" Evans
- Former Assemblyman Joe Canciamilla (D-Pittsburg) explored the possibility in July 2008 of running for attorney general, but as of February 2010 he has since decided to seek a judgeship instead.
- Facebook Chief Privacy Officer Chris Kelly lost in the Democratic primary contest on Tuesday, June 8, 2010.
- Assemblyman Ted Lieu lost in the Democratic primary contest on Tuesday, June 8, 2010.
- Assembly Majority Leader Alberto Torrico lost in the Democratic primary contest on Tuesday, June 8, 2010.
- Former-Los Angeles City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo lost in the Democratic primary contest on Tuesday, June 8, 2010.
- Assemblyman Pedro Nava lost in the Democratic primary contest on Tuesday, June 8, 2010.
- Mike Schmier, an Emeryville labor and employment lawyer, lost in the Democratic primary contest on Tuesday, June 8, 2010.
- Chapman Law School dean John Eastman lost in the Republican primary contest on Tuesday, June 8, 2010.
- State Senator Tom Harman lost in the Republican primary contest on Tuesday, June 8, 2010.
- See also: Colorado Attorney General election, 2010
Primaries were held on August 10, though both candidates ran unopposed in those contests, and May 27 was the deadline for filing nominating signatures.
- About a month after he announced his candidacy for the Democratic nomination, State Democratic Party Vice Chairman Daniel B. Slater dropped out of the race, believing he did not have what takes to beat Suthers.
Primaries were held on August 10; Jepsen ran unopposed in the Democratic contest. June 8 (at 4pm EDT) was the deadline for major party candidates to file nominating signatures, August 4 (at 4pm EDT) for all others.
- Stephen "Steve" Fournier
- Secretary of State Susan Bysiewicz, who in January 2009 initially announced that she would be entering the 2010 race for Governor of Connecticut, reversed course a year later and decided to run for attorney general instead. Four months later, however, the Connecticut Supreme Court ruled that she was ineligible to run for the statewide office and she withdrew her name from consideration.
- State Representative Cameron Staples, who entered the state attorney general race in January 2010, withdrew four months later in the belief that he could not win a contested primary.
- State Representative Arthur O'Neill received less than the requisite 15% at the state convention to force a primary.
- Attorney and Republican activist John Pavia withdrew his name from consideration right before the state Republican convention.
- Attorney Ross Garber lost in the Republican primary contest on Tuesday, August 10, 2010.
- See also: Delaware Attorney General election, 2010
Incumbent Democrat Beau Biden easily won re-election over Doug Campbell of the Independent Party of Delaware. Biden received 78.9 percent of the vote to Campbell's 21.1 percent. The date of the 2010 primary election was September 14, 2010.
Incumbent Beau Biden, after considering a run for the United States Senate seat vacated by his father, Vice President Joe Biden, announced in late-January 2010 that he would run for re-election as attorney general rather than seek the Democratic nomination for Senate.
Doug Campbell ran on the Independent Party ticket, suggesting that he would be a "citizen's advocate" that would "stick to the Constitution." Campbell argued that government had increasingly favored corporations, banks and special interests, and promised to use the office of attorney general to battle federal health care reform and more closely follow the activities of Delaware financial services firms.
- See also: Florida Attorney General election, 2010
Incumbent Bill McCollum announced on May 18, 2009, that he would be running for the state's gubernatorial office, leading to a three-way contest to succeed him. Republican prosecutor Pam Bondi defeated state senator Dan Gelber and Independent Party candidate Jim Lewis.
The date of the 2010 primary election was August 24, 2010.
No Party Affiliation
- Fort Lauderdale lawyer Jim Lewis
- Lieutenant Governor Jeff Kottkamp lost in the Republican primary contest on Tuesday, August 24, 2010.
- Former State Health Secretary Holly Benson lost in the Republican primary contest on Tuesday, August 24, 2010.
- See also: Georgia Attorney General election, 2010
Incumbent Thurbert E. Baker announced in April 2009 that he would enter the race for the Democratic nomination for the governor's office. Republican Samuel S. Olens won the race to replace him, defeating Democrat Ken Hodges and Libertarian Don Smart.
- Don Smart
- State Senator Judson Hill rescinded his candidacy in late-April 2009 in order to concentrate on re-election and his soon-to-be-important position as chairman of the Senate Reapportionment Committee.
- Max Wood lost in the Republican primary contest on Tuesday, July 20, 2010.
- State Senator Preston Smith lost in the Republican primary runoff contest on Tuesday, August 10, 2010.
- State Representative Rob Teilhet lost in the Democratic primary contest on Tuesday, July 20, 2010.
- See also: Idaho Attorney General election, 2010
Incumbent Lawrence Wasden
- See also: Illinois Attorney General election, 2010
The date of the 2010 primary election was February 2, 2010.
Incumbent Lisa Madigan
- David F. Black
- William Malan
- See also: Iowa Attorney General election, 2010
The date of the 2010 primary election was June 8, 2010.
- See also: Kansas Attorney General election, 2010
The date of the primary election was August 3, 2010.
- Dennis Hawver
- Former Assistant Attorney General Ralph DeZago lost in the Republican primary contest on Tuesday, August 3, 2010.
- See also: Maryland Attorney General election, 2010
McKenna ran a write-in campaign for the Republican nomination after the state party failed to nominate a candidate. Ultimately, he was placed on the ballot and received 37.2 percent of the vote to Coakley's 62.8 percent.
Incumbent Martha Coakley
- Norfolk County District Attorney William Keating abandoned the race for attorney general, entering instead the Congressional race to replace retiring Rep. William Delahunt.
- C. Samuel Sutter has chosen to run for re-election as Bristol County District Attorney
- Guy Carbone failed to obtain the 10,000 write-in votes required on Tuesday, September 14, 2010 to appear on the general election ballot
- See also: Michigan Attorney General election, 2010
Term limit laws prevented incumbent Republican Mike Cox from running for office for a third time. Former judge Bill Schuette (Republican) won the right to replace Cox, defeating Genesee County prosecutor David Leyton (Democrat), Daniel W. Grow (Libertarian) and Gerald Van Sickle (U.S. Taxpayers Party).
- Daniel W. Grow
- Gerald Van Sickle
- State Senator Gretchen Whitmer ended her campaign in order to spend more time with her family.
- Attorney Richard J. Bernstein
- State Senator Bruce Patterson
- State Senator Michael D. Bishop failed to win the nomination at the state party convention on Friday, August 28, 2010.
Incumbent Lori Swanson
- Construction renovation manager David J. Hoch
- Political activist Bill Dahn
- Leo F. Meyer, an unemployed carpenter, lost in the Democratic primary contest on Tuesday, August 10, 2010.
- See also: Nebraska Attorney General election, 2010
Incumbent Jon Bruning
- About a month after announcing his candidacy, Omaha attorney E.A. (Van) Argyrakis withdrew from the race and switched parties.
- See also: Nevada Attorney General election, 2010
Incumbent Catherine Cortez Masto
- Attorney Travis Barrick
Independent American Party
- Joel F. Hansen
Incumbent Gary King
- See also: New York Attorney General election, 2010
- Carl E. Person
- Ramon J. Jimenez
- Former Superintendent of Insurance for New York State, Eric Dinallo lost in the Democratic primary contest on Tuesday, September 14, 2010.
- Attorney Sean Coffey lost in the Democratic primary contest on Tuesday, September 14, 2010.
- Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen M. Rice lost in the Democratic primary contest on Tuesday, September 14, 2010.
- Assemblyman Richard Brodsky lost in the Democratic primary contest on Tuesday, September 14, 2010.
- Despite earning enough support at the state convention for the New York Republican Party to force a primary contest, Robert E. Antonacci, II chose to step aside for the sake of the party.
- See also: Ohio Attorney General election, 2010
Incumbent Democrat Richard Cordray had been elected in a November 2008 special election to fill the unexpired term of Nancy Hardin Rogers. He sought election to a full four year term in 2010, but fell to his Republican challenger, former U.S. Senator Mike DeWine.
- Robert M. Owens
- Marc Allan Feldman
- Delaware County Prosecutor David Yost announced in late-January 2010 that he would abandon his bid for the Republican nomination for Ohio attorney general and seek the nomination for state auditor.
- See also: Oklahoma Attorney General election, 2010
- State Senator Clark Jolley withdrew his name from consideration on March 19, 2010, noting that, in order to mount a successful statewide campaign, he "would have to neglect my duties as senator for my district and forsake my responsibilities as a member of the leadership of the Senate Majority Caucus," which he was not willing to do.
- Former legislative assistant Ryan Leonard lost in the Republican primary contest on Tuesday, July 27, 2010.
Incumbent Patrick Lynch was barred by term limits from running for election. Democratic State Rep. Peter Kilmartin won the right to replace Lynch in an election that saw almost 30 percent of the vote go to third party candidates.
- Christopher H. "Chris" Little
- Robert "Rob" Rainville
- Keven McKenna
- Joseph M. Fernandez lost in the Democratic primary contest on Tuesday, September 14, 2010.
- Councilman Stephen R. Archambault lost in the Democratic primary contest on Tuesday, September 14, 2010.
- Leslie Minerd
- Failing to raise sufficient funds to properly campaign for the state’s top prosecutor position, First Circuit Solicitor David Pascoe announced in March 2010 that he would not file for the office.
- Columbia prosecutor Robert Bolchoz placed third in the Republican primary contest on Tuesday, June 8, 2010 and thus failed to make the primary runoff contest. (October 2009)
- William Leighton Lord, III lost in the Republican primary runoff contest on Tuesday, June 22, 2010.
Incumbent Marty J. Jackley
- See also: Texas Attorney General election, 2010
Incumbent Greg Abbott
- Jon Roland
- See also: Vermont Attorney General election, 2010
Incumbent Bill Sorrell
- Karen Kerin
Liberty Union/Socialist Party USA
- Rosemarie Jackowski
- Charlotte Dennett
- Real Clear Politics, "Wyoming 2010 gubernatorial racetracking"
- Caspar Star-Tribune, "Mead announces Greg Phillips to serve as state AG" 22 Nov. 2010 (dead link)
- Main Justice, "Maine AUSA Elected State Attorney General" 2 Dec. 2010
- Birmingham Business Journal, "Luther Strange announces run for attorney general" 13 May, 2009
- WTVY News 4 "James Anderson Joins Alabama Attorney General Race" 17 Jan. 2010
- Alabama Live, "Troy King says he'll seek re-election as Alabama's attorney general" 12 March, 2009
- Jere Beasley Report, "Michel Nicrosi to run for Attorney General" 10 Dec. 2009
- Alabama Live, "Birmingham attorney Giles Perkins says he's running for state attorney general" 21 Oct. 2009
- KGUN - Channel 9 "Terry Goddard officially a candidate for governor" 24 Jan. 2010
- Phoenix New Times, "Felecia Rotellini First Candidate to Announce Officially for Attorney General Race" 27 Oct. 2009
- Arizona Central, "Tom Horne may run for Arizona attorney general" 7 Dec. 2008
- FOX 11 "Vince Rabago declares canidacy for Arizona Attorney General" 21 Jan. 2010
- Arizona Republic, "David Lujan announces run for attorney general" 1 Feb. 2010
- Seeing Red Arizona, "Thomas makes it official: Leaving office April 6 to run for AG" 1 April, 2010
- Tucson Citizen, "Conservative Thomas Concedes to Pro-Abortion Horne" 31 Aug. 2010
- YouTube, "Jerry Brown Announcement Video" 2 March, 2010
- Johnny California, "California 2010 Election: Future President Kamala Harris Announces Run for Attorney General" 12 Nov. 2008
- Sacramento Bee, "Steve Cooley forms committee to explore AG run" 11 Jan. 2010
- Sacramento Bee, "Canciamilla explores attorney general run" 7 July, 2008
- Sacramento Bee, "Canciamilla dumps A-G bid and hopes to become judge" 1 Feb. 2010
- Tech Crunch, "Facebook Chief Privacy Officer Chris Kelly To Run For California Attorney General" 22 Dec. 2008
- 8 Asians, "California Assemblyman Ted Lieu Running for California Attorney General" 12 Feb. 2009
- Hispanic Business, "Pedro Nava, Alberto Torrico Jump Into Attorney General Race to Replace Jerry Brown" 29 May, 2009
- LA Weekly, "Rocky Delgadillo Dreams of Being California Attorney General?" 24 June, 2009
- Mercury News, "Assembly Democrats girding for a fight over Maldonado," February 4, 2010
- Los Angeles Daily News, "Democratic Attorney General hopeful Mike Schmier in legal crusade" 22 April, 2010
- Legal Newsline, "Legal scholar says he's ideal to 'fix the mess' left by Jerry Brown" 20 Jan. 2010
- California Chronicle, "Tom Harman Kicks-Off his Campaign for California Attorney General" 9 June, 2009 (dead link)
- Rocky Mountain Right, "John Suthers out of Senate race: seeking re-election to AG office" 26 Jan. 2009
- Denver Business Journal, "Boulder County DA Garnett to challenge Suthers for Colorado AG" 7 April, 2010
- Wash Park Prophet, "Dan Slater In Colorado Attorney General Race 23 Sept. 2009
- Dan Slater for Attorney General, "Thanks for Your Support" 19 Oct. 2009
- New Haven Independent, "Jepsen’s Running For AG" 6 Jan. 2010
- YouTube, "George Jepsen acceptance speech" 26 May, 2010
- Connecticut Post, "Avon Republican enters attorney general race" 4 March, 2010
- The Hartford Courant, "Dean Wins 4-Way Race For Attorney General" 23 May, 2010
- The Middletown Press, "Bysiewicz to seek AG spot" 13 Jan. 2010
- The Middletown Press, "Bysiewicz announces intention to run for governor" 27 Jan. 2009
- Connecticut News, "Attorney General Race Getting Crowded: Rep. Cam Staples Joins The Party" 20 Jan. 2010
- Connecticut Mirror, "Staples out, but Bysiewicz faces appeal" 12 May, 2010
- The Hartford Courant, "Rep. Arthur O'Neill Running For Attorney General; Says Thursday Announcement Before Saturday is Not Last Minute" 20 May, 2010
- Hartford Courant, "GOP's John Pavia Running For Attorney General; Worked With Ex-Democratic State Chairman John Droney" 26 Jan. 2010
- The Hartford Courant, "Republican Ross Garber Is Running For Attorney General; Exit By Susan Bysiewicz, His Sister-in-Law, Opens Door" 19 May, 2010
- Houston Chronicle, "Vice president's son decides not to run for Senate" 25 Jan. 2010
- ComCast Candidates on Demand, Interview with Doug Campbell, uploaded by "WilliamDawesinDE," accessed May 11, 2011
- Palm Beach Post, "Republican McCollum announces campaign for governor" 18 May, 2009
- Miami Herald, "Dan Gelber enters race for Florida attorney general" 9 June, 2009
- Tampa Tribune, "Hillsborough's Pam Bondi running for attorney general" 1 Dec. 2009
- Sun Sentinel, "Fort Lauderdale lawyer plans run for state attorney general; wants to lock up fewer people" 19 May, 2009
- Miami New Times, ""Hot Bachelor" Dave Aronberg Officially Enters Attorney General Race" 4 June, 2009
- Miami Herald, "Florida Lt. Gov. Jeff Kottkamp now a candidate for attorney general" 21 July, 2009
- Miami Herald, "GOP adds Holly Benson to Florida attorney general race" 30 Oct. 2009
- Atlanta Journal-Constitution, "Thurbert Baker to enter 2010 race for governor" 1 April 2009
- SWGA Politics, "Ken Hodges Running for Attorney General" 22 April, 2009
- Fresh Loaf, "WSB: Sam Olens to run for attorney general" 21 April, 2009
- Atlanta Journal-Constitution, "Judson Hill says he won’t join GOP race for attorney general" 28 April, 2009
- Macon Telegraph, "Wood to run for Ga. attorney general" 4 Aug. 2009
- Rome News-Tribune, "Preston Smith to seek attorney general seat, could rock other races" 26 April, 2010
- Peach Pundit, "Rob Teilhet Officially Enters AG Race" 6 April, 2009
- Chicago Young Republicans, "One of our own running for Illinois Attorney General" 10 Sept. 2009
- KCRG-TV "Vander Plaats, Attorney General Tom Miller File Nomination Papers" 1 March, 2010
- The Iowa Republican, "Brenna Findley Announces Attorney General Campaign" 8 Feb. 2010
- The Topeka Capital-Journal, "Six launches bid to remain AG" 3 June, 2010
- WIBW-TV "Schmidt Declares For AG's Office" 16 Sept. 2009
- Salina Journal, "Dezago to run for Kansas Attorney General in 2010" 10 July, 2009
- WJZ 13 "Attorney General Gansler Files For Re-Election" 17 June, 2010
- Daily Kos, "Bill Keating will enter into the MA-10 race says Patriot Ledger" 5 March, 2010
- The Flint Journal, "Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton secures Democratic nomination for attorney general" 29 Aug. 2010]
- Detroit Free Press, "Attorney edges out Mike Bishop in attorney general nomination" 28 Aug. 2010
- Young & Conservative, "Gretchen Whitmer Drops out of Michigan Attorney General Race, Do Dems Still Have Faith in Michigan?" 28 Jan. 2010
- Michigan Live, "Report: Attorney Richard Bernstein files to run for Michigan Attorney General" 4 Jan. 2010
- Michigan Live, "GOP state senator Bruce Patterson explores run for Michigan AG" 14 Jan. 2009
- Blogging for Michigan, "Mike Bishop Wants to be Your Next Attorney General!" 18 Feb. 2009
- The Pioneer Press, "Chris Barden kicks off bid to unseat Lori Swanson" 28 April, 2010
- Journal Star, "Omaha attorney to run for Nebraska Attorney General" 15 Jan. 2010
- Leavenworth Street, "Whoops* (updated)" 17 Feb. 2010
- Las Vegas Review-Journal, "LV lawyer to run for attorney general" 9 Feb. 2010
- Portales News-Tribune, "Matt Chandler running for state attorney general" 3 Feb. 2010 (dead link)
- New York Post, "NY state Sen. Eric Schneiderman running for Attorney General" 12 April, 2010
- Capitol Confidential, "Meet Dan Donovan, a would-be sheriff of State Street" 17 May, 2010
- The Huffington Post, "Eric Dinallo Begins Campaign To Succeed Andrew Cuomo" 20 Aug. 2009
- Securities Docket, "Sean Coffey Retires from BLB&G to Run for NY AG" 15 Oct. 2009
- PRNewser, "Former Paterson Strategist Joins Kathleen Rice's Run for New York AG" 17 Feb. 2010
- Yonkers Tribune, "Assemblyman Richard Brodsky Declares His Candidacy for New York Attorney General" 22 May, 2010
- Capitol Confidential, "Antonacci launches, quietly, as Donovan bursts" 17 May, 2010
- Politico, "Donovan source: Antonacci says no primary" 2 June, 2010
- Grand Forks Herald, "GOP gives Stenehjem nod to run again for AG" 20 March, 2010 (dead link)
- Inforum, "Dems endorse Boechler for attorney general" 8 April, 2010
- The Columbus Dispatch, "Cordray queues up" 15 Feb. 2010 (dead link)
- Springfield News-Sun, "DeWine launches bid for attorney general" 22 July, 2009
- Cleveland Live, "Delaware County Prosecutor David Yost leaves Ohio attorney general race for auditor's race" 25 Jan. 2010
- Tulsa World, "Former state senator to seek attorney general post" 8 March, 2010
- News9 "Democrat Jim Priest to Run for Attorney General" 18 Nov. 2009
- The McCarville Report Online, "Jolley, Priest Enter Attorney General Race" 18 Nov. 2009
- The Edmond Sun, "Jolley bows out of AG’s race" 19 March, 2010
- McCarville Report, "Ryan Leonard Seeks GOP AG Nomination" 18 Feb. 2009
- Providence Journal, "Kilmartin enters race for Rhode Island attorney general" 24 Feb. 2010
- Providence Journal, "Former prosecutor files to run for R.I. attorney general" 4 Nov. 2009
- Providence Journal, "He’s running for state attorney general — in 2010" 7 Jan. 2008
- Providence Journal, "Smithfield councilor plans run for attorney general" 28 May, 2009
- The Post and Courier, "Wilson runs for attorney general" 9 Sept. 2009
- The Politics of Jamie Anderson, "Matthew Richardson files for S.C. Attorney General spot" 31 March, 2010
- The Times and Democrat, "Pascoe joins attorney general's race" 17 Oct. 2009
- The Palmetto Scoop, "David Pascoe Stays Put as Solicitor" 7 March, 2010 (timed out)
- Palmetto Scoop, "Bolchoz Makes 3 Running for AG" 27 Oct. 2009
- The Post and Courier, "Leighton Lord throws hat in ring" 25 Sept. 2009
- Madville Times, "Dems Nominate Ron Volesky for Attorney General" 26 June, 2010
- Texas Kaos, "Barbara Ann Radnofsky for Texas Attorney General" 28 Oct. 2009
- Burlington Free Press, "Candidate lineup set at deadline for Vermont 2010 election" 18 June, 2010
- Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Van Hollen announces for re-election" 26 April, 2010
- Blogging Blue, "Van Hollen gets a challenger" 30 July, 2009