2018 Attorneys General Elections

Attorneys General Races Overview

Thirty (30) states and the District of Columbia held regularly scheduled elections November 6 to choose attorneys general. To learn more about a candidate and their campaign simply click on their name in the chart below.

Pre-election Party Control:

  • 12 attorneys general races are for open seats
  • 18 states are currently held by Republicans
  • 12 states and the District of Columbia are currently held by Democrats

Post-election Party Control:

  • 23 Republican held AG offices
  • 25 Democratic held AG offices
  • 1 uncalled race
  • Maine will select a new Attorney General due to current AG Janet Mills (D) winning the Governor's race


Disclaimer: The information contained in the table below is subject to revision and will be updated throughout the night on November 6 and the day of November 7. 

State Pre-election Party Control Candidates & Projected Winners Projected Post-election Party Control (* = flip)
Alabama R Attorney General Steve Marshall (R) (Inc.) - WINNER R
Alabama R Joseph Siegelman (D) R
Arizona R Attorney General Mark Brnovich (R) (Inc.) - WINNER R
Arizona R January Contreras (D) R
Arkansas R Attorney General Leslie Rutledge (R) (Inc.) - WINNER R
Arkansas R Mike Lee (D) R
Arkansas R Kerry Hicks (Libertarian) R
California D Attorney General Xavier Becerra (D) (Inc.) - WINNER D
California D Former Judge, Steven Bailey (R) D
Colorado (Open Seat) R Phil Weiser (D) - WINNER D*
Colorado (Open Seat) R Arapahoe County District Attorney George Brauchler (R) D*
Connecticut (Open Seat) D State Representative William Tong (D) - WINNER D
Connecticut (Open Seat) D Sue Hatfield (R) D
Delaware (Open Seat) D Kathleen Jennings (D) - WINNER D
Delaware (Open Seat) D Bernard Pepukayi (R) D
Florida (Open Seat) R Ashley Moody (R) - WINNER R
Florida (Open Seat) R State Representative Sean Shaw (D) R
Florida (Open Seat) R Jeffrey Marc Siskind (No Party Affiliation) R
Georgia R Attorney General Chris Carr (R) (Inc.) - WINNER R
Georgia R Charlie Bailey (D) R
Idaho R Attorney General Lawrence Wasden (R) (Inc.) - WINNER R
Idaho R Bruce S. Bistline (D) R
Illinois (Open Seat) D Erika Harold (R) D
Illinois (Open Seat) D State Senator Kwame Raoul (D) - WINNER D
Iowa D Attorney General Tom Miller (D) (Inc.) - WINNER D
Kansas R Attorney General Derek Schmidt (R) (Inc.) - WINNER R
Kansas R Sarah G. Swain (D) R
Maryland D Attorney General Brian Frosh (D) (Inc.) - WINNER D
Maryland D Craig Wolf (R) D
Massachusetts D Attorney General Maura Healey (D) (Inc.) - WINNER D
Massachusetts D James McMahon III (R) D
Michigan (Open Seat) R House Speaker Tom Leonard (R) D*
Michigan (Open Seat) R Dana Nessel (D) - WINNER D*
Minnesota (Open Seat) D Congressman Keith Ellison (DFL) - WINNER D
Minnesota (Open Seat) D Doug Wardlow (R) D
Nebraska R Attorney General Doug Peterson (R) (Inc.) - WINNER R
Nevada (Open Seat) R Wes Duncan (R) D*
Nevada (Open Seat) R State Senator Aaron Ford (D) - WINNER D*
Nevada (Open Seat) R Joel F. Hansen (Independent American) D*
New Mexico D Attorney General Hector Balderas (D) (Inc.) - WINNER D
New Mexico D Michael Eugene Hendricks (R) D
New Mexico D A. Blair Dunn (Libertarian) D
New York (Open Seat) D Letitia James (D) - WINNER D
New York (Open Seat) D Keith Wofford (R) D
North Dakota R Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem (R) (Inc.) - WINNER R
North Dakota R David Clark Thompson (D) R
Ohio (Open Seat) R State Auditor Dave Yost (R) - WINNER R
Ohio (Open Seat) R Steve Dettelbach (D) R
Oklahoma R Attorney General Mike Hunter (R) (Inc.) - WINNER R
Oklahoma R Mark Myles (D) R
Rhode Island (Open Seat) D Alan Gordon (Compassion) D
Rhode Island (Open Seat) D Peter F. Neronha (D) - WINNER D
South Carolina R Attorney General Alan Wilson (R) (Inc.) - WINNER R
South Carolina R Constance Anastopoulo (D) R
South Dakota (Open Seat) R Jason Ravnsborg (R) - WINNER R
South Dakota (Open Seat) R Former U.S. Attorney Randy Seiler (D) R
Texas R Attorney General Ken Paxton (R) (Inc.) - WINNER R
Texas R Justin Nelson (D) R
Vermont D Attorney General T.J. Donovan (D) (Inc.) - WINNER D
Vermont D State Representative Janssen Willhoit (R) D
Washington, D.C. D Attorney General Karl Racine (D) (Inc.) - WINNER D
Wisconsin R Attorney General Brad Schimel (R) (Inc.)
Wisconsin R Josh Kaul (D)
Wisconsin R Terry Larson (Constitution)

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