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Attorney general candidate Andy Beshear offers plan to combat child abuse

Lexington Herald Leader - 7/‎27/15

Democrat Andy Beshear says he would create a division in the attorney general's office to crack down on child abuse if he is elected as Kentucky's attorney general in November. 

State attorney general warns of scams that target military consumers

Huntersville Herald- 7/22/15

With so many military service members in North Carolina, Attorney General Roy Cooper warned of frauds and bad deals that targets military consumers.

Attorney General Mark Herring on Confederate flag license plates

Augusta Free Press - 6/23/15

Attorney General Mark Herring issued the following statement after Governor Terry McAuliffe announced steps to remove the Confederate flag from Virginia license plates.

State attorney general: Couple scammed vets, elderly

The Seattle Times - 6/13/15

Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson has filed a lawsuit against a Snohomish couple, accusing the pair of scamming elderly residents who were applying for Medicaid and veterans benefits.

LePage bid to give governor power to appoint attorney general gets shot down ...

Daily Journal - 6/11/15

The Maine House of Representative has rejected a proposal to give the governor the power to appoint the attorney general.

Attorney General: State's justice system is failing New Mexicans

KOAT Albuquerque – 6/8/15

New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas is pushing for unprecedented change in the state's criminal justice system. He said the system is failing New Mexico, and the recent murder of a Rio Rancho police officer is just one example.

Beau Biden, Vice President Joe Biden's Son, Dies at 46

New York Times - 5/31/15

Joseph R. Biden III, the former attorney general of Delaware and the elder son of Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., died on Saturday in Washington. He was 46.

Washington State Attorney General defends voter-enacted medical marijuana

Bothell/Kenmore Reporter - 5/23/15

The Washington State Supreme Court this week agreed with an Attorney General's Office “friend of the court” brief that local jurisdictions have the right to regulate or ban collective gardens.

Does NJ need new way to pick its attorney general?

Cherry Hill Courier Post- 5/23/15

 New Jersey is among a handful of states where the governor picks the top law enforcement official.

State attorney general, Janet Napolitano aim to address sex assault ...

Daily Californian- 5/14/15

California Attorney General Kamala Harris announced Wednesday at a press conference steps to address the issue of sexual assault on California’s college campuses.

State attorney general to review police training goals

Alamogordo Daily News - 5/13/15

The state attorney general said Tuesday he will review the curriculum of the New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy 

Andy Beshear turns in huge fundraising report in atty. general race

cn|2 - 4/22/15

The 32-day pre-primary fundraising reports are coming in and Democratic attorney general candidate Andy Beshear continues to bundle cash for his campaign coffers as he faces no primary opposition in May.

Attorney General's office to monitor Illinois elections

WREX-TV- 4/7/15

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan says her office will be monitoring elections across the state to ensure voters' rights are upheld.

AG Rosenblum wants stronger laws to protect women from violence

kgw.com - Mar 25, 2015

SALEM, Ore. -- Oregon's Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum spoke out Wednesday in support of domestic violence survivors and victims of sexual assaut on college campuses. 

Questions stump AG candidate on Senate floor

The Courier-Journal - 3/4/15

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Kentucky's attorney general race sneaked onto the Senate floor last week when state Sen. Whitney Westerfield tried to push through a bill that would affect the office and got caught up in a debate that he said likely will be used against him.

Lisa Madigan wants to strengthen laws to prevent identity theft

Chicago Sun Times - 3/2/15

Madigan’s office Monday unveiled a bill aimed at strengthening an existing state law dealing with data security. 

Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum Defers Kitzhaber Investigation to Feds

Willamette Week - 2/27/15

In return, the U.S. Attorney's Office has agreed to share information with the state once the far-ranging federal criminal investigation is completed…

Hood running for 4th term as Mississippi attorney general

WMC Action News 5 - 2/20/15

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Democrat Jim Hood is seeking a fourth term as Mississippi attorney general.

County Assessor Zimmerman Declares Bid For Missouri Attorney General

St. Louis Public Radio - 1/27/15

St. Louis County Assessor Jake Zimmerman has announced he’s running in 2016 for Missouri attorney general, setting up a primary with state Sen. Scott Sifton, a fellow Democrat.

Des Moines Store Fined $50K for Selling Synthetic Drugs

whotv.com - 1/22/15

DES MOINES, Iowa – A Des Moines store has been barred from selling synthetic marijuana and the owners have been ordered to pay a $50,000 penalty by a Polk County judge.

Doug Chin named Hawaii attorney general

Pacific Business News (Honolulu) – 1/16/15

Chin, who will leave his current position at Carlsmith Ball to take the state's top legal post, previously spent 12 years with the Honolulu prosecuting attorney's office.

Healey to be sworn in as state's 55th attorney general

Lowell Sun - 1/18/15

Attorney General-elect Maura Healey is preparing to take her oath of office this week. The 43-year-old Democrat will be sworn in Wednesday afternoon

Washington State Attorney General Ferguson spearheads legal brief in support ...

Access Washington - 1/13/15

“By properly using his authority to set enforcement priorities, the President's action benefits Washington and other states by improving public safety, keeping families together, and aiding our economy,” said Attorney General Ferguson.

Kamala Harris announces US Senate bid

CNN - 1/13/15

California Attorney General Kamala Harris announced Tuesday that she would run for Barbara Boxer's U.S. Senate seat, setting her marker on a race that could be one of the most expensive in the country in 2016.

Claire McCaskill's decision not to run for governor narrows the field for Missouri ...

Kansas City Star - 1/12/15

Koster, now the overwhelming favorite to win the 2016 Democratic nomination for governor, issued a statement applauding McCaskill’s centrist views.

Frosh sworn in as attorney general

Baltimore Sun - 1/6/15

The attorney general is the state's top lawyer, charged with advising the governor and the legislature, as well as defending the state in court.

New Delaware Attorney General & Treasurer Take Oaths

NBC 10 Philadelphia - 1/6/15

Lt. Gov. Matt Denn will be sworn in Tuesday as Delaware's new attorney general. This will be Denn's third statewide office, following his tenures as lieutenant governor and insurance commissioner.

Incoming AG seeks tighter prescription monitoring

Boston Globe – 1/5/15

Maura Healey, the incoming attorney general, plans to announce on Monday an effort to expand the state database that monitors prescriptions — part of a larger campaign to combat heroin use and prescription drug abuse.

Madigan: Rauner gets to appoint comptroller for full term

Chicago Daily Herald - 12/15/14

…Attorney General Lisa Madigan said. Gov. Pat Quinn, meanwhile, can appoint a successor for the late Judy Baar Topinka until her term is out in mid-January.

Attorney general seeks expanded protection for consumer personal data

Portland Tribune - ‎12/11/14‎

Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum plans to seek legislation in 2015 that would expand protections for consumers' personal data

Attorney general, secretary of state re-elected, state treasurer ousted ...

Bangor Daily News- 12/3/14

A joint convention of the Legislature on Wednesday evening returned Maine’s other two constitutional officers, Secretary of State Matt Dunlap and Attorney General Janet Mills, both Democrats, to their positions for two-year terms.

Balderas already delivering on promises

Portales News-Tribune- 11/25/14

Attorney General-elect Hector Balderas isn’t wasting any time — his transition website is up and running (balderaselects.com) so that come Jan. 1, the new attorney general will be ready to get to work.

Attorney General-Elect Maura Healey announces transition team

MassLive.com- 11/25/14

Attorney General-elect Maura Healey, a Democrat, has named a prestigious group of lawyers and politicians to serve on her transition team.

Md. AG Doug Gansler releases guidelines to fight college sex assault

WUSA9 - 11/14/14

Maryland's Attorney General Doug Gansler is just out with a new report offering colleges and universities a kind of toolkit for drawing up new policies on sexual assault, which he says is almost always fueled by alcohol.

Healey elected nation's first openly gay AG

Boston Herald - 11/4/14

Democrat Maura Healey was elected as the state's new top cop last night, succeeding her former boss Martha Coakley and making history as the nation's first openly gay state attorney general.

Jepsen Wins Again In Attorney General Race

Hartford Courant - 11/4/14

State Attorney General George Jepsen, a Democrat, won re-election predictably Tuesday, easily turning aside two challengers at opposite ends of the political spectrum.

AG candidates hit the ground running with just one week left to Election Day

WFSA 12 News - 10/28/14

Politics in Alabama has hit a fever pitch as we're now just one week away from Election Day. Attorney and Montgomery Representative Joe Hubbard is challenging Republican Incumbent Attorney General Luther Strange in what is widely considered the most competitive and heated statewide race on the ballot.

Schuette leads, but attorney general's race tightens

The Detroit News - 10/27/14

The race for the Michigan attorney general is tightening with the Republican incumbent Bill Schuette holding onto a four-point lead over Democrat Mark Totten in the closing days of the campaign, according to a new statewide poll.

Happ out-raises Schimel over last 3 months

Associated Press - 10/27/14

New campaign finance reports show Democrat Susan Happ raised more money than Republican Brad Schimel over the last three months of the state attorney general race.

With a family like this: Nevada GOP candidate's relatives tell voters to pick rival

Foxnews.com - 10/17/14

Adam Laxalt is running for attorney general in Nevada as a Republican, but is being opposed by an unusual group: his own flesh and blood. In fact, some of Laxalt's extended family members have written a public letter urging voters to pick Laxalt’s Democratic opponent, Ross Miller, instead of their relative.

Poll: Pate and Anderson race tight; Miller has big lead

The Demoines Register - 10/15/14

In the attorney general's race, incumbent Tom Miller, a Democrat, has the support of 55 percent of the likely voters, while Republican Adam Gregg has 32 percent and 14 percent are undecided. Miller is the longest continuously serving attorney general in the United States. He's been attorney general since 1995, and he previously held the post from 1979 to 1991. Gregg is a former legislative liaison and policy adviser to Gov. Terry Branstad who has also been a private practice lawyer.

New Balderas ad looks at successes as Auditor

New Mexico Telegram - 10/3/14

Hector Balderas’ second ad focuses on protecting state money by looking at two cases from his time as State Auditor.  The two cases are the special audit of the embattled city of Sunland Park and uncovering embezzlement at the Jemez Mountain School District.

Healey defeats Tolman in Democratic AG primary

The Boston Globe - 9/9/14

Political newcomer Maura Healey trounced party insider Warren Tolman for the Democratic nomination for state attorney general Tuesday night, putting her in a strong position to become the first openly gay attorney general in the United States.  Riding support from women’s and gay rights groups, Healey overwhelmed Tolman’s more traditional coalition of organized labor and elected officials in a battle of some of the most powerful constituencies in the party.In a speech at the Fairmont Copley Plaza hotel, Healey thanked supporters for backing her “underdog” campaign and pledged to fight for homeowners facing foreclosure, students bullied in school, and workers cheated out of wages.

Leaked documents: AG candidate Adam Laxalt a 'train wreck'

Reno Gazette Journal - 8/21/14

Notes reportedly for a performance evaluation of Nevada attorney general candidate Adam Laxalt — done by the Lewis and Roca law firm and made public Wednesday — are a "major, major problem" for his campaign, an independent Republican campaign consultant said. The performance evaluation notes, which were made public by journalist Jon Ralston of the "Ralston Reports" TV show, describe Laxalt as a "train wreck" and recommend "a freeze in salary, deferral and possible termination."