Delaware Attorney General election, 2010

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November 2nd General Election results

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The Delaware Attorney General election of 2010 was held on November 2, 2010. Joseph R. "Beau" Biden III, a Democrat easily won re-election over Doug Campbell of the Independent Party of Delaware.

After Biden's father, Joseph R. "Joe" Biden, Jr., stepped down as a U.S. Senator for Delaware in 2008 to become Vice President of the United States, commentators speculated the younger Biden might pursue his father's old seat in 2010.[1] Ultimately, Biden declined to run for Senate and chose to run for re-election as attorney general instead.

The Delaware Republican Party did not field a contender, claiming it was "difficult to find a candidate to challenge Biden."[2]

Race tracking

See also: 2010 State Attorneys General/Election Racetracking

Both Ballotpedia and Governing magazine predicted a Democratic victory.

2010 Race Rankings for Delaware Attorney General
Race Tracker Race Rating
Ballotpedia Safe Democrat
Governing [3] Safe Democrat
Overall Call Safe Democrat

General Election campaign


Democratic Party Democratic Party - Incumbent Joseph R. "Beau" Biden III
Independent Independent - Doug Campbell

General election results

2010 Race for Attorney General - General Election[4]
Party Candidate Vote Percentage
     Democratic Party Approveda Joseph R. "Beau" Biden III 78.9%
     Independent Doug Campbell 21.1%
Total Votes 258,434

September 14, 2010 primaries

Donkey symbol.png Democratic primary


  • Incumbent Beau Biden, after considering a run for the United States Senate seat vacated by his father, Vice President Joe Biden, announced in late-January 2010 that he would run for re-election as attorney general instead. [5]

Electoral results

Gop logo2.jpg Republican primary


  • No candidate ran for nomination

Electoral results

  • No candidate ran for nomination

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