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State Attorney General 2010 elections
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Candidates for State Attorney General, 2010


Polls, 2010 State Attorney General elections

2010 Election information
Primary election dates
Statewide elections, 2010
November 2nd General Election results

National Association of Attorneys General

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Approveda - Designates the winner of the state's general election.

Thirty attorney general elections were held on November 2, 2010. 30 seats were up for election, of which 20 had been held by a Democrat and 10 by a Republican. Of those 30 races, 16 were won by Republicans and 14 by Democrats, a net gain of 6 by Republicans over their pre-election total.

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.

Background

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:

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
August 4 7 3 8 1 5 2
September 2 7 4 3 7 5 2
October 2 8 2 1 7 8 2


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

Pre-Election analysis

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:

Effect of 2010 Elections on AG Make-up
Category Democrats Republicans
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
Total 32 18

Post-Election analysis

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:

Effect of 2010 Elections on AG Make-up
Category Democrats Republicans
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
Total 26 24

Election results

See also: 2010 State Attorney General Election results; November 2, 2010 election results
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
Democratic
20 12 32 14 12 26 -6
Republican
10 8 18 16 8 24 +6


Gop logo2.jpg Alabama

See also: Alabama Attorney General election, 2010

Alabama's 2010 Attorney General election saw Republican Luther Strange decisively defeated Democrat James Anderson after triumphing over incumbent Troy King in the Republican primary..

The date of the 2010 primary election was June 1, 2010. The primary runoff election was held on July 13, 2010.

Republican

Approveda Birmingham attorney Luther Strange[4]

Democrat

Alabama

Drop outs

Republicans

Democrats

Donkey symbol.png Arizona

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.[9] 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.

Democrat

Arizona

Republican

Approveda State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Horne[11]

Drop outs

Democrats

Republicans

  • 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.[14][15]

Donkey symbol.png Arkansas

See also: Arkansas Attorney General election, 2010
Arkansas

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.

Democrat

Approveda Incumbent Dustin McDaniel

Green Party

  • Rebekah Kennedy

Write-In

  • Marc Rosson

Donkey symbol.png California

Democratic incumbent Jerry Brown entered the governor's race and therefore did not seek a second term as attorney general.[16] 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.

Democrat

Approveda District Attorney of San Francisco Kamala D. Harris[17]

Republican

Green Party

California
  • Peter Allen

Libertarian

  • Tim Hannan

American Independent

  • Diane Beall Templin

Peace and Freedom

  • Robert J. "Bob" Evans

Drop Outs

Democrats

Republicans

Gop logo2.jpg Colorado

See also: Colorado Attorney General election, 2010

Republican incumbent John W. Suthers won re-election with 56.4 percent of the vote over Democrat Stan Garnett, who garnered 43.7 percent.

Primaries were held on August 10, though both candidates ran unopposed in those contests, and May 27 was the deadline for filing nominating signatures.

Republican

Approveda Incumbent John W. Suthers, who had been considering a run for the United States Senate, chose instead to run for re-election.[29]

Democrat

Colorado

Drop Outs

Democrats

Donkey symbol.png Connecticut

See also: Connecticut Attorney General election, 2010

George C. Jepsen (Democrat) won the race with 53.7 percent of the vote, while his opponent Martha Dean (Republican) received 43.6 percent.

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.

Democrat

Approveda Former state legislative and Democratic Party leader George C. Jepsen[33] [34]

Republican

Connecticut

Green

  • Stephen "Steve" Fournier

Drop outs

Democrats

  • 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.[37][38] 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.[39][40]

Republicans

Donkey symbol.png Delaware

See also: Delaware Attorney General election, 2010
Delaware

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.

Democrat

Approveda 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.[44]

Independent

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.[45]

Gop logo2.jpg Florida

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.[46]

The date of the 2010 primary election was August 24, 2010.

Democrat

Florida

Republican

Approveda Assistant State Attorney Pam Bondi[48]

No Party Affiliation

  • Fort Lauderdale lawyer Jim Lewis[49]

Drop outs

Democrats

Republicans

Donkey symbol.png Georgia

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.[53] Republican Samuel S. Olens won the race to replace him, defeating Democrat Ken Hodges and Libertarian Don Smart.

The date of the 2010 primary election was July 20, 2010. A Republican primary runoff took place on August 10, 2010.

Democrat

  • Former Dougherty County District Attorney Ken Hodges[54] (April 2009)

Republican

Approveda Cobb County Commission Chairman Samuel S. Olens[55] (April 2009)

Georgia

Libertarian

  • Don Smart

Drop Outs

Republicans

Democrats

Gop logo2.jpg Idaho

See also: Idaho Attorney General election, 2010
Idaho

Incumbent Republican Lawrence Wasden won re-election easily, going unopposed in both primary and general elections.

Republican

Approveda Incumbent Lawrence Wasden

Donkey symbol.png Illinois

See also: Illinois Attorney General election, 2010

Incumbent Lisa Madigan won re-election by a wide margin over Republican challenger Stephen H. Kim and four third-party candidates.

The date of the 2010 primary election was February 2, 2010.

Democrat

Approveda Incumbent Lisa Madigan

Republican

Illinois

Green Party

  • David F. Black

Libertarian

  • William Malan

Donkey symbol.png Iowa

See also: Iowa Attorney General election, 2010

Incumbent Democrat Tom Miller held off a challenge from Dexter attorney Brenna Findley in the general election, winning by 11.1 points in a race that some observers had called a toss-up.

The date of the 2010 primary election was June 8, 2010.

Democrat

Iowa

Approveda Incumbent Tom Miller[61]

Republican

Donkey symbol.png Kansas

See also: Kansas Attorney General election, 2010

Republican challenger Derek Schmidt overcame Democratic incumbent Stephen Six and Libertarian Dennis Hawver. Schmidt garnered 54.9 percent of the vote to Six's 41.9 percent and Hawver's 3.2 percent.

The date of the primary election was August 3, 2010.

Democrat

Kansas

Republican

Approveda State Senator Derek Schmidt[64]

Libertarian

  • Dennis Hawver

Drop outs

Republicans

Donkey symbol.png Maryland

See also: Maryland Attorney General election, 2010
Maryland

Democrat incumbent Douglas Gansler went uncontested in his bid for re-election.

Democrat

Approveda Incumbent Doug Gansler[66]

Donkey symbol.png Massachusetts

See also: Massachusetts Attorney General election, 2010

Democratic incumbent Martha Coakley fended off a challenge from Republican challenger James P. McKenna, an attorney and Assistant Professor at Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

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.

Democrat

Massachusetts

Approveda Incumbent Martha Coakley

Republican

Drop outs

Democrats

  • Norfolk County District Attorney William Keating abandoned the race for attorney general, entering instead the Congressional race to replace retiring Rep. William Delahunt.[67]
  • C. Samuel Sutter has chosen to run for re-election as Bristol County District Attorney

Republican

  • Guy Carbone failed to obtain the 10,000 write-in votes required on Tuesday, September 14, 2010 to appear on the general election ballot

Gop logo2.jpg Michigan

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).

Democrat

Republican

Michigan

Approveda Former judge Bill Schuette[69]

Libertarian

  • Daniel W. Grow

U.S. Taxpayers

  • Gerald Van Sickle

Drop Outs

Democrats

Republicans

Donkey symbol.png Minnesota

See also: Minnesota Attorney General election, 2010

Incumbent Democrat Lori Swanson won re-election, fighting off challenges from Republican Chris Barden, Resource Party candidate David J. Hoch, and Independent Bill Dahn.

Democrat

Minnesota

Approveda Incumbent Lori Swanson

Republican

Resource Party

  • Construction renovation manager David J. Hoch

Independent

  • Political activist Bill Dahn

Drop outs

Republicans

Democrats

Gop logo2.jpg Nebraska

See also: Nebraska Attorney General election, 2010

Incumbent Republican Jon Bruning won re-election uncontested.

Republican

Nebraska

Approveda Incumbent Jon Bruning

Drop outs

  • About a month after announcing his candidacy, Omaha attorney E.A. (Van) Argyrakis withdrew from the race and switched parties.[75][76]

Donkey symbol.png Nevada

See also: Nevada Attorney General election, 2010

Incumbent Democrat Catherine Cortez Masto successfully defended her position against Republican challenger Travis Barrick and Independent American Party candidate Joel F. Hansen.

Democrat

Approveda Incumbent Catherine Cortez Masto

Republican

Nevada

Independent American Party

  • Joel F. Hansen

Drop outs

Republicans

Donkey symbol.png New Mexico

See also: New Mexico Attorney General election, 2010

Incumbent Democrat Gary King held off a challenge from his Republican opponent, Ninth Judicial District attorney Matthew Chandler.

Democrat

New Mexico

Approveda Incumbent Gary King

Republican

Donkey symbol.png New York

See also: New York Attorney General election, 2010

Incumbent Andrew Cuomo accepted the Democratic nomination for governor, leaving the office of attorney general up for grabs.

Democratic State Sen. Eric Schneiderman overcame Republican Dan Donovan and two third party candidates in the race to replace Cuomo.

Democrat

Approveda State Senator Eric Schneiderman[79] (April 2010)

Republican

New York

Libertarian

  • Carl E. Person

Freedom Party

  • Ramon J. Jimenez

Drop outs

Democrats

Republicans

  • 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.[85][86]

Gop logo2.jpg North Dakota

See also: North Dakota Attorney General election, 2010

Incumbent Wayne Stenehjem cruised to an easy victory over Democratic challenger Jean Boechler

Republican

North Dakota

Approveda Incumbent Wayne Stenehjem[87]

Democrat

Donkey symbol.png Ohio

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.

Marc Allan Feldman of the Libertarian Party and Robert M. Owens of the Constitution Party also ran.

Democrat

Republican

Approveda Former United States Senator Richard Michael DeWine[90]

Ohio

Constitution

  • Robert M. Owens

Libertarian

  • Marc Allan Feldman

Drop Outs

  • 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.[91]

Donkey symbol.png Oklahoma

See also: Oklahoma Attorney General election, 2010

Incumbent Drew Edmondson had announced in 2009 that he would not pursue re-election. Former Republican State Sen. Scott Pruitt won the race to replace Edmondson, beating out Democrat Jim Priest.

Republican

Approveda Former State Sen. Scott Pruitt[92]

Democrat

Oklahoma

Drop outs

Republicans

  • 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.[94][95]
  • Former legislative assistant Ryan Leonard lost in the Republican primary contest on Tuesday, July 27, 2010.[96]

Donkey symbol.png Rhode Island

See also: Rhode Island Attorney General election, 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.

Democrat

Approveda State Representative Peter Kilmartin[97]

Republican

Rhode Island

Moderate Party

  • Christopher H. "Chris" Little

Independent

  • Robert "Rob" Rainville
  • Keven McKenna

Drop outs

Democrats

Gop logo2.jpg South Carolina

See also: South Carolina Attorney General election, 2010

Incumbent Henry McMaster announced in August 2009 he would run for governor and not seek re-election as attorney general.

Republican Lexington County assistant solicitor Michael Alan Wilson won the race to replace McMaster, defeating Democrat Matthew Richardson and Green Party candidate Leslie Minerd.

Republican

Approveda Former assistant attorney general Michael Alan Wilson[101]

Democrat

South Carolina

Green Party

  • Leslie Minerd

Drop outs

Democrats

  • 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.[103][104]

Republicans

Gop logo2.jpg South Dakota

See also: South Dakota Attorney General election, 2010

Incumbent Marty Jackley had been appointed on August 14, 2009 to fill the vacancy left by Larry Long's acceptance of a judgeship. He easily claimed re-election in 2010 over Democrat Ron Volesky.

Republican

South Dakota

Approveda Incumbent Marty J. Jackley

Democrat

Gop logo2.jpg Texas

See also: Texas Attorney General election, 2010

Incumbent Republican Greg Abbott fended off a challenge from Democrat Barbara Ann Radnofsky and Libertarian Jon Roland.

Republican

Approveda Incumbent Greg Abbott

Democrat

Texas

Libertarian

  • Jon Roland

Donkey symbol.png Vermont

See also: Vermont Attorney General election, 2010

Incumbent Democrat Bill Sorrell won a seventh full term, overcoming Republican challenger Aaron Toscano and three third party candidates.

Democrat

Approveda Incumbent Bill Sorrell

Republican

Vermont

Libertarian

  • Karen Kerin

Liberty Union/Socialist Party USA

  • Rosemarie Jackowski

Progressive

  • Charlotte Dennett

Gop logo2.jpg Wisconsin

See also: Wisconsin Attorney General election, 2010

Republican incumbent J.B. Van Hollen won re-election over Democratic challenger Scott Hassett, taking 57.8 percent of the vote to Hassett's 42.2 percent.

Wisconsin

Republican

Approveda Incumbent J.B. Van Hollen[110]

Democrat

  • Former head of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Scott Hassett[111] (July 2009)

See also

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  105. Palmetto Scoop, "Bolchoz Makes 3 Running for AG" 27 Oct. 2009
  106. The Post and Courier, "Leighton Lord throws hat in ring" 25 Sept. 2009
  107. Madville Times, "Dems Nominate Ron Volesky for Attorney General" 26 June, 2010
  108. Texas Kaos, "Barbara Ann Radnofsky for Texas Attorney General" 28 Oct. 2009
  109. Burlington Free Press, "Candidate lineup set at deadline for Vermont 2010 election" 18 June, 2010
  110. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Van Hollen announces for re-election" 26 April, 2010
  111. Blogging Blue, "Van Hollen gets a challenger" 30 July, 2009