Arizona attorney general election, 2014
August 26, 2014
November 4, 2014
Governor • Secretary of State • Attorney General
Mine Inspector, Treasurer, Superintendent, Public Service Commissioner
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.
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.
Lost in the primary
Tom Horne - Incumbent
A March 2013 report released by Governing named Arizona's attorney general seat as "vulnerable" to partisan switch heading into the 2014 elections. The rating was based on incumbent Tom Horne's controversy-riddled prelude to re-election. Horne, a Republican first elected in 2010, is the subject of an ongoing FBI investigation stemming from an alleged hit and run incident. This blight, in addition to his rumored extra-marital affair with a staffer, led Horne to forgo his planned gubernatorial campaign in favor of seeking another term in his current post. Although Arizona tends to vote Republican, especially on state row, Democrats have placed early hopes in the candidacy of 2010 AZ gubernatorial nominee and Assistant Attorney General Felecia Rotellini. Rotellini's background as superintendent of the state Department of Financial Institutions bodes well for her fundraising potential, thus her strength as a challenger to Horne in 2014.
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- National Conference of State Legislatures Website, "State Primary Election Types," accessed January 6, 2014
- Fair Vote, "Congressional and Presidential Primaries: Open, Closed, Semi-Closed, and 'Top Two,'" accessed January 6, 2014
- Ballotpedia research conducted December 26, 2013, through January 3, 2014, researching and analyzing various state websites and codes.
- The Associated Press via abc15.com, "Mark Brnovich, ex-Department of Gaming director, to run for Arizona attorney general," October 2, 2013
- The Arizona Republic, "Former gaming chief will run for attorney general," September 27, 2013
- Phoenix News Times, "Felecia Rotellini Making Another Run at Attorney General," February 26, 2013
- Arizona Secretary of State, "2014 General Election Candidates Full Listing," accessed September 29, 2014
- Governing, "The 2013-2014 Attorneys General Races: Who's Vulnerable?," March 25, 2013
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