Minnesota Attorney General election, 2010

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Candidates for State Attorney General, 2010


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The Minnesota Attorney General election of 2010 was held on November 2, 2010. Incumbent Democrat Lori Swanson won re-election, fighting off challenges from Republican Chris Barden, Resource Party candidate David J. Hoch, and Independent Bill Dahn.

Race tracking

See also: 2010 State Attorneys General/Election Racetracking

Both Ballotpedia and Governing magazine predicted a Democratic win.

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

General Election campaign

Candidates

Republican Party Republican Party - Minneapolis psychologist and attorney Chris Barden
Democratic Party Democratic Party - Incumbent Lori Swanson
Black.png Resource Party - Construction renovation manager David J. Hoch
Independent Independent - Political activist Bill Dahn

General election results

2010 Race for Attorney General - General Election [2]
Party Candidate Vote Percentage
     Democratic Party Approveda Lori Swanson 52.9%
     Republican Party Chris Barden 41.3%
     Independent Bill Dahn 5.1%
     Resource Party David J. Hoch 0.7%
     Write-In 0.1%
Total Votes 2,033,087

Endorsements

Chris Barden

Lori Swanson

  • Minnesota Nurses Association (MNA) [6]
  • National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) [7] [8]
  • Team MAPE [9]

August 10, 2010 primaries

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

Donkey symbol.png Democratic primary

Candidates

  • Incumbent Lori Swanson
  • Leo F. Meyer, an unemployed carpenter

Electoral results

2010 Race for Attorney General - Democratic Primary [10]
Party Candidate Vote Percentage
     Democratic Party Approveda Lori Swanson 85.6%
     Democratic Party Leo F. Meyer 14.4%
Total Votes 397,317

Finances

According to the Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board, as of August 13, 2010, here is the breakdown of campaign finances for each of the candidates:

Lori Swanson Campaign Finance Reports
Report Date Filed Beginning Balance Contributions In-Kind [11] Other Sources Expenditures Cash on Hand
January 1 - July 19, 2010 [12] July 26, 2010 $100,353.56 $141,859.00 $432.21 $0.00 $38,326.11 $203,886.45

Gop logo2.jpg Republican primary

Candidates

Electoral results

2010 Race for Attorney General - Republican Primary [10]
Party Candidate Vote Percentage
     Republican Party Approveda Chris Barden 54.0%
     Republican Party Sharon Anderson 46.0%
Total Votes 121,532

Finances

According to the Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board, as of August 13, 2010, here is the breakdown of campaign finances for each of the candidates:

Chris Barden Campaign Finance Reports
Report Date Filed Beginning Balance Contributions In-Kind [11] Other Sources Expenditures Cash on Hand
January 1 - July 19, 2010 [14] July 26, 2010 $0.00 $52,040.26 $931.66 $0.00 $47,283.75 $4,756.51

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