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Illinois Attorney General election, 2010

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Candidates for State Attorney General, 2010


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The Illinois Attorney General election of 2010 was held on November 2, 2010. Incumbent Lisa Madigan (Democrat) easily won re-election over Stephen H. Kim (Republican) and four independent candidates in the general election.

Primaries were held on February 9, 2009. November 2, 2009 was the deadline for filing nominating signatures.

Race tracking

See also: 2010 State Attorneys General/Election Racetracking

Both Ballotpedia and Governing magazine predicted an easy Democratic win.

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

General Election campaign

Candidates

Democratic Party Democratic Party - Incumbent Lisa Madigan
Republican Party Republican Party - Stephen H. Kim, general counsel for Coils, Inc.
Green Party Green Party - Rockford attorney David Black
Libertarian Party Libertarian Party - Attorney and publisher William Malan

Independent Christopher Pedersen and Constitution Party candidate Louis Cotton were removed from the ballot on August 17 and August 27, respectively.[2]

General election results

2010 Race for Attorney General - General Election[3]
Party Candidate Vote Percentage
     Democratic Party Approveda Lisa Madigan 64.7%
     Republican Party Stephen H. Kim 31.6%
     Green Party David Black 2.2%
     Libertarian Party William Malan 1.5%
Total Votes 3,704,686

Endorsements

Lisa Madigan

Finances

According to the Illinois State Board of Elections, as of August 30, 2010, here is the breakdown of campaign finances for each of the candidates:

Stephen Kim Campaign Finance Reports
Report Date Filed Beginning Balance Contributions In-Kind [8] Other Sources Expenditures Cash on Hand
January 1 - June 30, 2010[9] July 20, 2010 $3,820.73 $23,260.23 $0.00 $0.00 $11,163.19 $15,917.77
Lisa Madigan Campaign Finance Reports
Report Date Filed Beginning Balance Contributions In-Kind [8] Other Sources Expenditures Cash on Hand
January 1 - June 30, 2010[10] July 20, 2010 $4,143,847.09 $491,124.13 $37,347.68 $0.00 $200,736.79 $4,434,234.43

Polling

See also: Polls, 2010 State Attorney General elections

Suffolk University Poll

Suffolk University Poll - September 30 - October 3, 2010[11]
Candidates Percentage
Green check mark.jpg Lisa Madigan (D) 63%
Stephen H. Kim (R) 14%
David Black (Green) 3%
William Malan (Libertarian) 2%
Undecided 18%
Total voters 500

February 2 primaries

See also: Illinois gubernatorial election, 2010; Illinois Secretary of State election, 2010

Donkey symbol.png Democratic primary

Candidates

  • Lisa Madigan, having already served two terms as Illinois' Attorney General, rebuffed aggressive efforts by national Democratic leaders, among them President Barack Obama himself, to recruit her to run for the United States Senate and announced in July 2009 her plans to seek re-election in her current position.[12]

Electoral results

Finances

According to the Illinois State Board of Elections, as of January 1, 2010, here is the breakdown of campaign finances for each of the candidates:

Lisa Madigan Campaign Finance Reports
Report Date Filed Beginning Balance Contributions In-Kind [8] Other Sources Expenditures Cash on Hand
July 1 - December 31, 2009[13] January 20, 2010 $3,946,734.17 $442,017.00 $41,754.28 $0.00 $244,904.08 $4,143,847.09
January 1, 2009 - June 30, 2009[14] July 20, 2009 $3,485,138.23 $797,231.91 $37,200.61 $0.00 $335,635.97 $3,946,734.17

Gop logo2.jpg Republican primary

Candidates

  • Stephen H. Kim, a Special Assistant to former-Governor Jim Edgar and current General Counsel for Coils, Inc., an international electronic components manufacturer, declared his candidacy in September 2009.[15]

Electoral results

Finances

According to the Illinois State Board of Elections, as of January 1, 2010, here is the breakdown of campaign finances for each of the candidates:

Stephen Kim Campaign Finance Reports
Report Date Filed Beginning Balance Contributions In-Kind [8] Other Sources Expenditures Cash on Hand
July 1 - December 31, 2009[16] January 20, 2010 $189.00 $6,225.00 $0.00 $0.00 $2,404.52 $3,820.48
January 1 - June 30, 2009[17] July 14, 2009 $189.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $189.00

Time line of events

The following is a time line of relevant dates to the 2010 Illinois Attorney General race:

  • July 2, 2009: DuPage County State’s Attorney Joe Birkett, who had lost to Madigan in the 2002 AG contest, announced his run for Illinois attorney general in 2010.[18]
  • July 10, 2009: Birkett retreated a bit from his earlier announcement supposedly declaring his candidacy for the state's attorney general race, saying, "I didn't formally announce, but I was indicating I would not be a candidate for governor and was looking at the attorney general's race, and that's the way it stands right now."
  • July 8, 2009: Incumbent State Attorney General Lisa Madigan rebuffed efforts by President Obama, Rahm Emanuel, Valerie Jarrett, and Dick Durbin to run for the United States Senate, opting instead to run for re-election in her current position.[12]
  • July 17, 2009: State Representative Jim Durkin, who had been considered both a potential gubernatorial as well as attorney general candidate, announced he would be seeking re-election to the State House of Representatives rather then campaign for a statewide position. He added that "he would have considered running for the attorney general were Lisa Madigan not running for re-election."[19]
  • August 2, 2009: DuPage County State’s Attorney Joe Birkett believed the race against incumbent Democratic State Attorney General Lisa Madigan was 'unwinnable' and therefore announced he was withdrawing his name from consideration.[20]
  • September 8, 2009: Stephen H. Kim announced his candidacy for the GOP nomination in the AG contest.[15]

See also

External links

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General Election candidates

References

  1. Governing “Attorney General Race Ratings” 12 Oct. 2010
  2. Illinois State Board of Elections, "Information for Candidates," accessed May 18, 2011
  3. Illinois State Board of Elections - 2010 General Election Results
  4. Communication Workers of America - Endorsements
  5. Copy Line "Illinois AFL-CIO endorses Giannoulias, Quinn" 9 June, 2010
  6. eVoter - Illinois Federation of Teachers Endorsements
  7. Planed Parenthood Illinois Action - Endorsed Candidates
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 As these are not cash contributions, they are not reflected in the reported ending balance.
  9. Illinois State Board of Elections - Stephen Kim D-2 Semiannual Campaign Contribution Disclosure Report Summary
  10. Illinois State Board of Elections - Lisa Madigan D-2 Semiannual Campaign Contribution Disclosure Report Summary
  11. Suffolk University "Illinois Senate and Gubernatorial Race and State Issues" 4 Oct. 2010
  12. 12.0 12.1 Chicago Sun-Times "Lisa Madigan nixes Senate or Governor bid" 8 July, 2009
  13. Illinois State Board of Elections - Lisa Madigan D-2 Semiannual Campaign Contribution Disclosure Report Summary
  14. Illinois State Board of Elections - Lisa Madigan D-2 Semiannual Campaign Contribution Disclosure Report Summary
  15. 15.0 15.1 Chicago Young Republicans "One of our own running for Illinois Attorney General" 10 Sept. 2009
  16. Illinois State Board of Elections - Stephen Kim D-2 Semiannual Campaign Contribution Disclosure Report Summary
  17. Illinois State Board of Elections - Stephen Kim D-2 Semiannual Campaign Contribution Disclosure Report Summary
  18. Herald News "Birkett running for Illinois attorney general" 2 July, 2009
  19. Pioneer Press "GOP's Durkin bows out of statewide races" 17 July, 2009
  20. Daily Herald "Birkett says he can't beat Madigan, bows out of attorney general race" 6 Aug. 2009