Colorado Attorney General election, 2010

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The Colorado Attorney General election of 2010 was held on November 2, 2010. Incumbent Republican John W. Suthers won re-election with 56.4 percent of the vote over Democrat Stan Garnett, who garnered 43.7 percent.

Race tracking

Both Ballotpedia and Governing magazine predicted a Republican victory.

2010 Race Rankings for Colorado Attorney General
Race Tracker Race Rating
Ballotpedia Leans Republican
Governing[1] Likely Republican
Overall Call Leans Republican

General Election campaign


Republican Party Republican Party - Incumbent John W. Suthers
Democratic Party Democratic Party - Boulder County district attorney Stan Garnett

General election results

2010 Race for Attorney General - General Election[2]
Party Candidate Vote Percentage
     Republican Party Approveda John W. Suthers 56.4%
     Democratic Party Stan Garnett 43.7%
Total Votes 1,703,893


June 2nd - University of Denver

The first debate between Republican John W. Suthers and Stan Garnett took place on Wednesday, June 2nd at the University of Denver's Sturm College of Law. Moderated by television journalist Aaron Harber, the deliberation was broadcast as a part of a series of programs entitled Colorado Election 2010 that focused on highly competitive state contests. Topics of discussion ranged from Arizona's anti-illegal immigration measure to the federal health insurance mandate.

August 3rd - David Sirota Show

On Tuesday, August 3rd, David Sirota, a nationally syndicated newspaper columnist and bestselling author, moderated a debate between the two major party candidates in the race for state attorney general on his radio program on KKZN-AM760, a radio station based in Denver that bills itself as the state's progressive talk station.

October 14th - University of Denver

The University of Denver again played host to the State Attorney General debate between Republican incumbent John W. Suthers and Democratic challenger Stan Garnett on Thursday, October 14th. The event was sponsored by the Colorado Bar Association, the Colorado Hispanic Bar Association, the Colorado Women's Bar Association, and the Sam Cary Bar Association and was moderated by Martin Katz, Dean of University of Denver's Sturm College of Law.


Stan Garnett

John W. Suthers

  • Cañon City Daily Record, local newspaper[8]
  • Daily Sentinel, local newspaper[9]
  • Denver Post, local newspaper[10]
  • Greater Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce[11]
  • Pikes Peak Firearms Coalition (PPFC)[12]
  • Mitt Romney, former Governor of Massachusetts and presidential candidate[13]


See also: Polls, 2010 State Attorney General elections
Date of Poll Pollster John W. Suthers (R) Stan Garnett (D) Undecided Number polled
August 25-26[14] Magellan 47% 32% 21% 957
October 19-21[15] Survey USA 47% 36% 17% 621

August 10, 2010 primaries

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

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Electoral results

Drop outs

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Electoral results

See also

External links

General Election candidates

Former candidates


  1. Governing “Attorney General Race Ratings” 12 Oct. 2010
  2. Colorado Secretary of State - 2010 General Election Results
  3. Colorado Springs Independent, "Election endorsements" 7 Oct. 2010
  4. Colorado WINS - 2010 Candidate Endorsements
  5. Democracy for America - Current Endorsements
  6. eQualityGiving - Endorsed Candidates 2010
  7. Daily Camera, "Boulder County DA Stan Garnett endorsed in AG race by police group" 18 Aug. 2010
  8. Cañon City Daily Record, "Re-elect John Suthers, Cary Kennedy; elect Bernie Buescher to a full term" 11 Oct. 2010
  9. The Daily Sentinel, "2010 endorsements" 24 Oct. 2010
  10. Denver Post, "A second term for AG Suthers" 4 Oct. 2010
  11. KKTV "Chamber Of Commerce Releases Election Endorsements" 14 Oct. 2010
  12. Pikes Peak Firearms Coalition - PPFC Candidate Endorsements
  13. The Washington Post, "Afternoon Fix: Romney endorses in Colorado, Wyoming and Washington; Carnahan slams Blunt on bailout" 18 Aug. 2010
  14. Magellan Data and Mapping Strategies, "Colorado Statewide Elections Survey Release" 31 Jul. 2010
  15. 9 News, "Latest poll: Bennet and Buck tied in Senate race" 25 Oct. 2010
  16. Denver Business Journal, "Boulder County DA Garnett to challenge Suthers for Colorado AG" 7 April, 2010
  17. Wash Park Prophet, "Dan Slater In Colorado Attorney General Race 23 Sept. 2009
  18. Dan Slater for Attorney General, "Thanks for Your Support" 19 Oct. 2009
  19. Rocky Mountain Right, "John Suthers out of Senate race: seeking re-election to AG office" 26 Jan. 2009