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{{Azelecbanner14}} {{Azagtoc14}}{{tnr}}The '''Arizona attorney general election''' will take place on [[State executive official elections, 2014|November 4, 2014]]. Incumbent [[Tom Horne]] (R) was elected in 2010 and is eligible for re-election.
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{{Azelecbanner14}} {{Azagtoc14}}{{tnr}}The '''Arizona attorney general election''' will take place on [[State executive official elections, 2014|November 4, 2014]], following a primary on '''August 26'''. Incumbent [[Tom Horne]] (R) was first elected in 2010 and {{2014isrunning}} for re-election.
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Revision as of 13:18, 22 August 2014



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Arizona Attorney General Election

Primary Date:
August 26, 2014

General Election Date:
November 4, 2014

Race rating: Lean Republican

November 4 Election Winner:
Mark Brnovich Republican Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Tom Horne Republican Party
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Arizona State Executive Elections
Top Ballot
GovernorSecretary of StateAttorney General
Down Ballot
Mine Inspector, Treasurer, Superintendent, Public Service Commissioner

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The Arizona attorney general election will take place on November 4, 2014, following a primary on August 26. Incumbent Tom Horne (R) was first elected in 2010 and ran for re-election.

The winner of the election will serve a 4-year term in office.

Arizona is one of 21 states with a mixed primary system. The primary is considered semi-closed. Unaffiliated voters may choose which party's primary they will vote in, but voters registered with a party can only vote in that party's primary.[1][2][3]

Race background

Incumbent Tom Horne, a Republican first elected in 2010, lost his bid for renomination in the August 26 Republican primary, creating an open seat race for the general election.[4]

Midway through his first term as attorney general, Horne found himself the subject of an ongoing FBI investigation stemming from an alleged hit-and-run incident. This investigation along with a rumored extra-marital affair led Horne to forgo his long-anticipated gubernatorial campaign in favor of seeking another term in his current post.[5] These scandals led Governing to rate Arizona's attorney general seat as "vulnerable" to partisan switch in the 2014 elections.

Horne's controversy-riddled first term gave way to the incumbent's six-point ousting by sole Republican challenger Mark Brnovich in the party's primary. Brnovich, the former director of the Arizona Department of Gaming, faced 2010 gubernatorial candidate and Assistant Attorney General Felecia Rotellini in the general election.[4]

Although Arizona tends to vote Republican, especially at the state level, Democrats placed considerable hopes in Rotellini early on in the election season. Rotellini's background as superintendent of the state Department of Financial Institutions signaled to party leaders that she had strong potential as a fundraiser and thus a chance in the race to succeed Horne as Arizona's chief legal official.[5] She was ultimately defeated by Brnovich, ensuring the attorney general's office would remain under Republican control.

Endorsements

Felecia Rotellini earned the endorsement of the Arizona Daily Star prior to the general election.[6]

Key deadlines

Deadline Event
May 28, 2014 Filing deadline for major party candidates
July 17, 2014 Filing deadline for write-in candidates (Primary)
August 26, 2014 Primary election
September 25, 2014 Filing deadline for write-in candidates (General)
November 4, 2014 General election
December 1, 2014 Official Canvass of general election results
January 5, 2015 Inauguration day for state executive officials in general election

Candidates

Note: The following list of candidates is not official and will continue to be updated until the 2014 candidate filing deadline. Candidates will be added as we come across them prior to the deadline. If you see a name of a candidate who is missing, please email us and we will add that name. As the election draws closer, more information will be added to this page.

General election

Republican Party Mark Brnovich Green check mark transparent.png[7][8]
Democratic Party Felecia Rotellini[9]
Independent (Write-in) Anthony Camboni[10]

Lost in the primary

Republican Party Tom Horne - Incumbent


Polls

General election polls

Arizona Attorney General, General election
Poll Mark Brnovich (R) Felecia Rotellini (D)UndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
Moore Information
October 7-8, 2014
39%42%19%+/-4.9400
Arizona Free Enterprise Club
October 13-16, 2014
48%39%13%+/-4.5500
American Encore
October 20-22, 2014
41%38%17%+/-4601
AVERAGES 42.67% 39.67% 16.33% +/-4.47 500.33
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted in this race. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org.

Primary polls

Arizona Attorney General, Republican primary
Poll Mark Brnovich Tom Horne*UndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
Magellan Strategies
July 9-10, 2014
39%25%36%+/-4.02593
Gravis Marketing
July 14, 2014
44%29%27%+/-4.0691
Harper Polling
August 19-20, 2014
40%37%24%+/-3.44812
AVERAGES 41% 30.33% 29% +/-3.82 698.67
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted in this race. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org.

Note: An asterisk (*) denotes incumbent status.

Recent news

This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term "Arizona + Attorney + General + Election + Horne"

All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.

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See also

External links

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