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Plenty of AG, supreme court races to be decided

By John O'Brien | Nov 2, 2010


A majority of the nation's state attorney general offices are up for grabs Tuesday, and voters will also be shaping several state supreme courts.

Some of the highest-profile races include attorneys general like California's Jerry Brown, Connecticut's Richard Blumenthal and New York's Andrew Cuomo seeking higher offices. The following is a list of attorney general and supreme court races, as well as a few other of interest.

The information on AG races was compiled from the website Ballotpedia, which predicted last week that the Democrats' 20-10 advantage in the 30 states will be overturned, leading to a 16-14 Republican advantage.

Attorney general races (* denotes incumbent)

Alabama -- Luther Strange, R, vs. James Anderson, D.
Arizona -- Tom Horne, R, vs. Felicia Rotellini, D.
Arkansas -- Rebekah Kennedy, G, vs. Dustin McDaniel*, D.
California -- Steve Cooley, R, vs. Kamala Harris, D. Four other candidates are on the ballot.
Colorado -- John Suthers*, R, vs. Stan Garnett, D.
Connecticut -- Martha Dean, R, vs. Steve Fournier, G, vs. George Jepsen, D.
Delaware -- Beau Biden*, D, unopposed.
Florida -- Pam Bondi, R, vs. Jim Lewis, I, vs. Dan Gelber, D.
Georgia -- Sam Olens, R, vs. Don Smart, L, vs. Ken Hodges, D.
Idaho -- Lawrence Wasden*, R, unopposed.
Illinois -- Stephen Kim, R, vs. Lisa Madigan*, D. Four other candidates are on the ballot.
Iowa-- Brenna Findley, R, vs. Tom Miller*, D.
Kansas -- Derek Schmidt, R, vs. Dennis Hawver, L, vs. Stephen Six*, D.
Maryland -- Doug Gansler*, D, unopposed.
Massachusetts -- James McKenna, R, vs. Martha Coakley*, D.
Michigan -- Bill Schuette, R, vs. David Leyton, D. Three other candidates are on the ballot.
Minnesota -- Chris Barden, R, vs. Lori Swanson*, D.
Nebraska -- Jon Bruning*, R, unopposed.
Nevada -- Travis Barrick, R, vs. Joel Hansen, IA, vs. Catherine Cortez Masto*, D.
New Mexico -- Matthew Chandler, R, vs. Gary King*, D.
New York -- Dan Donovan, R, vs. Eric Schneiderman, D. Four other candidates are on the ballot.
North Dakota -- Wayne Stenehjem*, R, vs. Jean Boechler, D.
Ohio -- Mike DeWine, R, vs. Richard Cordray*, D. Two other candidates are on the ballot.
Oklahoma -- Scott Pruitt, R, vs. Jim Priest, D.
Rhode Island -- Erik Wallin, R, vs. Peter Kilmartin, D. Three other candidates are on the ballot.
South Carolina -- Alan Wilson, R, vs. Leslie Minerd, G, vs. Matthew Richardson, D.
South Dakota -- Marty Jackley*, R, vs. Ron Volesky, D.
Texas -- Greg Abbott*, R, vs. Barbara Ann Radnofsky, D. Four other candidates are on the ballot.
Vermont -- Aaron Michael Toscano, R, vs. William Sorrell*, D. Three other candidates are on the ballot.
Wisconsin -- J.B. Van Hollen*, R, vs. Scott Hassett, D.

U.S. Senate

Connecticut -- Linda McMahon, R, vs. Richard Blumenthal, D. Two other candidates are on the ballot. Blumenthal is currently the state's attorney general.
Kentucky -- Rand Paul, R, vs. Jack Conway, D. Conway is currently the state's attorney general.
New Hampshire -- Kelly Ayotte, R, vs. Paul Hodes, D. Two other candidates are on the ballot. Ayotte is the state's former attorney general.

State supreme court retention elections (information compiled from Judgepedia)

Alaska -- Dana Fabe
Arizona -- Rebecca White Berch
California -- Ming Chin, Carlos Moreno
Colorado -- Michael Bender, Alex Martinez, Nancy Rice
Florida -- Charles Canady, Jorge Labarga, James Perry, Ricky Polston
Illinois -- Charles Freeman, Robert Thomas, Thomas Kilbride
Iowa -- David Baker, Marsha Ternus, Michael Streit
Kansas -- Daniel Biles, Marla Luckert, Lawton Nuss, Carol Beier
Nebraska -- William Connolly, John Gerrard, Michael Heavican, John Wright
New Mexico -- Charles Daniels, Petra Jimenez Maes
North Dakota -- Carol Ronning Kapsner
Wyoming -- Barton Voigt, Marilyn Kite

State supreme court contested seats (information compiled from Judgepedia)

Alabama -- Kelli Wise, R, vs. Rhonda Chambers, D.
Alabama -- Michael Bolin*, R, vs. Tom Edwards, D.
Alabama -- Tom Parker*, R, vs. Mac Parson, D.
Georgia -- David Nahmias* vs. Matt Wilson vs. Tammy Lynn Adkins.
Michigan -- Robert Young*, R, vs. Denise Langford-Morris, D.
Minnesota -- Helen Meyer* vs. Greg Wersal.
Minnesota -- Alan Page * vs. Tim Tingelstad.
Montana -- Beth Baker vs. Nels Swandal.
North Carolina -- Edward Thomas Brady* vs. Robert Hunter vs. Barbara Jackson.
Ohio -- Judith Ann Lanzinger*, R, vs. Mary Jane Trapp, D.
Texas -- Debra Lehrmann*, R, vs. William Bryan Strange, L, vs. Jim Sharp, D.
Texas -- Paul Green*, R, vs. Tom Oxford, L, vs. William Moody, D.
Texas -- Eva Guzman*, R, vs. Jack Armstrong, L, vs. Blake Bailey, D.
Washington -- James Johnson* vs. Stan Rumbaugh.
Washington -- Richard Sanders* vs. Charlie Wiggins.
West Virginia -- John Yoder, R, vs. Thomas McHugh*, D.

Two other elections of note will be taking place. Ohio Supreme Court Justice Maureen O'Connor is seeking the chief justice spot on the court, challenging current chief Eric Brown. Also, in Washington, D.C., voters will decide if the attorney general will become an elected position. It is currently appointed by the mayor.

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