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Massachusetts Attorney General election, 2010

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Candidates for State Attorney General, 2010


Polls, 2010 State Attorney General elections

2010 Election information
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Statewide elections, 2010
November 2nd General Election results

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The Massachusetts Attorney General election of 2010 was held on November 2, 2010. Democratic incumbent Martha Coakley fended off a challenge from Republican James P. McKenna, an attorney and Assistant Professor at Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

McKenna ran a write-in campaign for the Republican nomination after the state party failed to nominate a candidate. Ultimately, he was placed on the ballot and received 37.2 percent of the vote to Coakley's 62.8 percent.

Race tracking

See also: 2010 State Attorneys General/Election Racetracking

Both Ballotpedia and Governing magazine predicted a Democratic win.

2010 Race Rankings for Massachusetts Attorney General
Race Tracker Race Rating
Ballotpedia Leans Democrat
Governing [1] Leans Democrat
Overall Call Leans Democrat

General Election campaign

Candidates

Republican Party Republican Party - Attorney and Worcester Polytechnic Institute professor James P. McKenna
Democratic Party Democratic Party - Incumbent Martha Coakley

General election results

2010 Race for Attorney General - General Election [2]
Party Candidate Vote Percentage
     Democratic Party Approveda Martha Coakley 62.8%
     Republican Party James P. McKenna 37.2%
Total Votes 2,251,177

Endorsements

Martha Coakley

James P. McKenna

Finances

According to the Massachusetts Office of Political and Campaign Finance, as of October 27, 2010, here is the breakdown of campaign finances for each of the candidates:

Martha Coakley Campaign Finance Reports
Report Date Filed Beginning Balance Contributions In-Kind [18] Other Sources Expenditures Cash on Hand
October 1 - 15, 2010 [19] October 21, 2010 $161,473.95 $355,553.00 $0.00 $0.00 $19,848.85 $497,178.10
September 16 - 30, 2010 [20] October 6, 2010 $50,207.15 $130,280.00 $0.00 $0.00 $19,013.20 $161,473.95
James McKenna Campaign Finance Reports
Report Date Filed Beginning Balance Contributions In-Kind [18] Other Sources Expenditures Cash on Hand
October 1 - 15, 2010 [21] October 20, 2010 $13,386.89 $20,056.09 $0.00 $0.00 $16,794.91 $16,648.07
September 16 - 30, 2010 [22] October 6, 2010 $4,754.60 $17,550.98 $0.00 $0.00 $8,918.69 $13,386.89

Polling

See also: Polls, 2010 State Attorney General elections

Opinion Dynamics Poll

Opinion Dynamics Corporation, a leading national, full-service market research firm based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, surveyed 431 registered voters between October 7 and 10, 2010. The polling data showed that McKenna, while still behind by nine percentage points against Democratic opponent Martha Coakley, is riding the wave of momentum stemming from his incredible write-in campaign showing.

Opinion Dynamics Poll - October 7 - 10, 2010 [23]
Candidates Percentage
Green check mark.jpg Martha Coakley (D) 48%
James P. McKenna (R) 39%
Undecided 14%
Total voters 431

September 14, 2010 primaries

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

Donkey symbol.png Democratic primary

Candidates

Electoral results

Finances

According to the Massachusetts Office of Political and Campaign Finance, as of September 23, 2010, here is the breakdown of campaign finances for each of the candidates:

Martha Coakley Campaign Finance Reports
Report Date Filed Beginning Balance Contributions In-Kind [18] Other Sources Expenditures Cash on Hand
September 1 - 15, 2010 [25] September 20, 2010 $88,334.43 $2,550.00 $0.00 $0.00 $40,677.28 $50,207.15
August 16 - 31, 2010 [26] September 8, 2010 $105,691.30 $2,105.00 $0.00 $0.00 $19,461.87 $88,334.43
August 1 - 15, 2010 [27] August 19, 2010 $62,659.42 $62,156.00 $0.00 $0.00 $19,124.12 $105,691.30
July 16 - 31, 2010 [28] August 5, 2010 $66,246.51 $5,495.00 $0.00 $0.00 $9,082.09 $62,659.42

Gop logo2.jpg Republican primary

Candidates

Electoral results

  • McKenna received the 10,000 write-in votes necessary to receive the Republican nomination.

Endorsements

James McKenna

Finances

According to the Massachusetts Office of Political and Campaign Finance, as of September 23, 2010, here is the breakdown of campaign finances for each of the candidates:

James McKenna Campaign Finance Reports
Report Date Filed Beginning Balance Contributions In-Kind [18] Other Sources Expenditures Cash on Hand
September 1 - 15, 2010 [36] September 17, 2010 $2,648.70 $2,524.22 $0.00 $0.00 $418.32 $4,754.60
August 16 - 31, 2010 [37] September 1, 2010 $1,564.70 $2,181.62 $0.00 $0.00 $1,097.62 $2,648.70
August 1 - 15, 2010 [38] August 16, 2010 $101.00 $1,505.68 $0.00 $0.00 $41.98 $1,564.70
July 16 - 31, 2010 [39] August 4, 2010 $0.00 $126.00 $0.00 $0.00 $25.00 $101.00

Controversies

Campaign finance complaint

The State Democratic Party filed a complaint against James P. McKenna, the write-in Republican candidate for State Attorney General, accusing him of openly violating state campaign finance laws. In an interview with the Associated Press, the Millbury lawyer stated that he had spent $5,000 so far on his campaign, about triple the amount he reported to the state campaign finance office. A statement released by his campaign contended that the candidate had not taken into account the cost of "printing 100,000 stickers and mailing at least 15,000 of the stickers." [40] McKenna insisted that an amended report would be filed.

External links

General Election candidates

References

  1. Governing “Attorney General Race Ratings” 12 Oct. 2010
  2. Boston Globe "2010 General Election Results - Attorney General" 2 Nov. 2010
  3. The Boston Globe "After defeat, Coakley went to work — and earned re-election" 21 Oct. 2010
  4. 4.0 4.1 Cape Cod Today "Herald and Globe endorse Coakley" 22 Oct. 2010
  5. The Boston Herald "Herald endorses Martha Coakley for AG" 21 Oct. 2010
  6. The Boston Phoenix "Boston Phoenix 2010 Endorsements: Steve Grossman, Martha Coakley, and Barney Frank" 27 Oct. 2010
  7. AFL-CIO - 2010 Endorsements
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Boston Herald "Cop unions, lawmen endorse AG Martha Coakley" 13 Oct. 2010
  9. MassEquality "MassEquality PAC Endorses Marthy Coakley, Steve Grossman, and Suzanne Bump" 12 Oct. 2010
  10. MetroWest Daily News "ENDORSEMENT: Re-elect Martha Coakley" 23 Oct. 2010
  11. Wicked Local Newton Newton TAB Endorsement: Candidates for state office" 27 Oct. 2010
  12. The Boston Herald "Sen. Scott Brown endorses Bay State’s Republican slate for Congress" 14 Oct. 2010
  13. Urbin Report "Jim McKenna picks up key endorsement" 26 Oct. 2010
  14. 14.0 14.1 Boston Herald "Rep. Mike Capuano mulling run against Sen. Scott Brown" 18 Oct. 2010
  15. Northeast Shooters "GOAL Officially Endorses Jim McKenna for Attorney General" 30 Sept. 2010
  16. 16.0 16.1 Worchester Telegram & Gazette "McKenna gets police union nods" 22 Oct. 2010
  17. Sentinel & Enterprise "Endorsements for statewide offices" 23 Oct. 2010
  18. 18.0 18.1 18.2 18.3 As these are not cash contributions, they are not reflected in the reported ending balance.
  19. Massachusetts Office of Political and Campaign Finance - Martha Coakley Bank Report 2010
  20. Massachusetts Office of Political and Campaign Finance - Martha Coakley Bank Report 2010
  21. Massachusetts Office of Political and Campaign Finance - James McKenna Bank Report 2010
  22. Massachusetts Office of Political and Campaign Finance - James McKenna Bank Report 2010
  23. Boston Globe "New Opinion Dynamics poll: Baker up 5%" 14 Oct. 2010
  24. Newser "Coakley's Next Move: Re-Election" 20 Jan. 2010
  25. Massachusetts Office of Political and Campaign Finance - Martha Coakley Bank Report 2010
  26. Massachusetts Office of Political and Campaign Finance - Martha Coakley Bank Report 2010
  27. Massachusetts Office of Political and Campaign Finance - Martha Coakley Bank Report 2010
  28. Massachusetts Office of Political and Campaign Finance - Martha Coakley Bank Report 2010
  29. Red State "MA Republicans: Write-in James McKenna for AG to run against Martha Coakley" 13 Sept. 2010
  30. The Boston Globe "For sake of competition, GOP should write in AG candidate" 8 Sept. 2010
  31. Red Mass Group "Clean Sweep Beacon Hill endorses Jim McKenna for Attorney General" 27 Aug. 2010
  32. Massachusetts Citizens for Life "State PAC Endorsement for Attorney General" 12 Aug. 2010
  33. Mass Pro-life "MCFL Release: State PAC Endorsement for Attorney General" 12 Aug. 2010
  34. Wicked Local "Evangelidis endorses McKenna for AG" 1 Sept. 2010
  35. YouTube "Lew Evangelidis endorses James McKenna for Attorney General" 4 Sept. 2010
  36. Massachusetts Office of Political and Campaign Finance - James McKenna Bank Report 2010
  37. Massachusetts Office of Political and Campaign Finance - James McKenna Bank Report 2010
  38. Massachusetts Office of Political and Campaign Finance - James McKenna Bank Report 2010
  39. Massachusetts Office of Political and Campaign Finance - James McKenna Bank Report 2010
  40. Worchester Telegram & Gazette "Complaint filed against McKenna" 22 Sept. 2010