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|State Executive Offices|
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|Elections by Year|
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The chart below is a breakdown of the political parties pertaining to the state executive office of attorney general. For other state executive offices, click here.
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List of Current Attorneys General
Elected vs. Appointed
Attorneys general are chosen in four different ways; they are either popularly elected or appointed by the governor, the state legislature, or the state supreme court. The office is elective in 43 states and chosen by a state government organ in 6.
|Quick facts about Attorneys General|
Heading into the November election, the Democrats held 6 of the seats and the Republicans held 4 seats. Five incumbents sought, and won, re-election, and the status breakdown of the remaining seats was as follows:
- Two - Montana AG Steve Bullock (D) and Washington AG Rob McKenna (R) - ran for the governorship in their respective states in 2012.
- One - Utah AG Mark Shurtleff (R) - retired from office.
- One - 2011 appointee Pennsylvania AG Linda Kelly (R) - did not run for election due to the terms of her Senate confirmation.
- One - Oregon AG John Kroger (D) - resigned six months ahead of schedule to take a new job as President of Reed College in Portland. Gov. John Kitzhaber appointed Ellen Rosenblum, who was running for 2012 election to the attorney general post at the time, to serve as interim attorney general for the remainder of his unexpired term. Rosenblum was elected to a full term in the November 6, 2012 general election.
Democrats won 6 of the 2012 races while Republicans took 4, thus the partisan balance remained unchanged.
- Main article: Attorney General elections, 2011
| State Attorney General 2011 elections|
| Kentucky • Louisiana • Mississippi
|2011 Election information|
| Primary election dates|
Statewide elections, 2011
|Attorney General news headlines|
Incumbents were re-elected in all three states. Democratic incumbents Jack Conway (KY) and Jim Hood (MS) successfully defended their posts against Republican challengers Todd P’Pool and Steve Simpson, respectively. The Attorney General of Louisiana election was decided even before the October 22, 2011 primary election. Incumbent Republican Buddy Caldwell was unopposed in the race after his sole challenger, former U.S. Representative Joseph Cao withdrew from the race in late September 2011, and  the office of attorney general did not appear on the ballot.
- Main article: Attorney General elections, 2010
Thirty attorney general elections were held on November 2, 2010. Of the 30 seats that were up for election, 20 were 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.
|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|
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- State executive offices
- State executive official elections, 2012
- State executive official elections, 2013
- State executive official elections, 2014
- National Association of Attorneys General
- Democratic Attorneys General Association
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