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Brian Frosh wins Md.'s Democratic attorney general nomination

Washington Post – 6/25/14

State Sen. Brian E. Frosh swept to a come-from-behind victory Tuesday after trailing badly just four months ago in the three-way contest for the Democratic nomination for Maryland attorney general.

Poll shows two candidates for Md. attorney general are locked in a tight battle

Washington Post - 6/11/14

A veteran Maryland lawmaker and a relative newcomer with a familiar name are locked in a tight battle to become the state's next attorney general, according to a new Washington Post poll.


State attorney general candidates debate heroin, OWI in Wisconsin Dells

WTAQ - 6/1/14

Heroin is Wisconsin's top public safety issue. That's what all four candidates for state attorney general said yesterday, during a debate in Wisconsin Dells put on by the state's top police union.

Rosenblum announces top 10 consumer complaints

Statesman Journal- 5/31/14

Rosenblum reminded the House Interim Committee on Consumer Protection and Government Efficiency that Oregon has one of the most innovative consumer-protection programs.


State attorney general candidates debate heroin, OWI in Wisconsin Dells

WTAQ - 6/1/14

Heroin is Wisconsin's top public safety issue. That's what all four candidates for state attorney general said yesterday, during a debate in Wisconsin Dells put on by the state's top police union.

Rosenblum announces top 10 consumer complaints

Statesman Journal- 5/31/14

Rosenblum reminded the House Interim Committee on Consumer Protection and Government Efficiency that Oregon has one of the most innovative consumer-protection programs.

Pam Bondi: Florida Attorney General says gay marriage would harm state

WPTV - 5/30/14

The attorney general of Florida says in court documents that recognizing same sex marriages performed in other states would "impose significant public harm."

Virginia attorney general declares 'dreamers' eligible for in-state tuition

Washington Post - 4/29/14

Attorney General Mark R. Herring on Tuesday declared that the children of illegal immigrants can qualify for in-state tuition under existing state law.

Rep. Mark Waller withdraws from AGs race

The Denver Post - 4/29/14

A little more than two weeks after a disappointing showing in the GOP state assembly in the race to succeed John Suthers as attorney general, Rep. Mark Waller withdrew from the contest on Monday.

Connecticut Attorney General Jepsen Announces Re-election Bid

WNPR News - 4/7/14

Connecticut's Attorney General George Jepsen announced that he will run for a second term.

Kentucky's Attorney General Explains Why He Won't Defend Gay ...

TIME - 4/5/14

Calling laws against same-sex marriage the last vestige of widespread discrimination in America, Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway told TIME…

Attorney general bill advances in Tennessee state Senate

Lebanon Democrat- 3/2/14

NASHVILLE – The state House version of a bill that would give Tennessee's governor and the General Assembly power over the state attorney general...

Poll shows Jon S. Cardin leading rivals in four-way race

Washington Post- 2/20/14

Maryland Del. Jon S. Cardin has opened a clear lead over three rivals in the Democratic primary race for state attorney general.

Democrat Susan Happ to run for Wisconsin attorney general

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel- 2/19/14

As expected, Jefferson County District Attorney Susan Happ announced Wednesday that she's running for attorney general.

Lisa Madigan: Identity thieves targeting children in Illinois

Chicago Tribune - 2/5/14

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan plans to appear before Congress on Wednesday to declare that identity theft is a major problem in the state, with some culprits targeting children because of their clean credit histories.

Virginia’s extraordinary gay marriage fight allows for the attorney general’s position

Washington Post- 1/26/14

MARK HERRING (D), Virginia's brand-new attorney general, has decided to participate in a legal attack against a provision of the state's own 

Washington: Cities Can Block Marijuana Operations

New York Times- 1/16/14

Attorney General Bob Ferguson, in an opinion on Thursday, said cities and counties can block licensed marijuana businesses from operating.

KY Attorney General Announces $32M for Drug Addiction Treatment

WBKO – 1/7/14‎

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Attorney General Jack Conway announced Monday, more than $32 million recovered in settlements will be used throughout Kentucky, to expand substance abuse treatment, including opiate addictions.

Attorney General-elect Mark Herring announces senior staff

Augusta Free Press- 1/2/14

Attorney General-elect Mark Herring today announced the appointment of two more senior officials in the Office of Attorney General.

Herring lead keeps growing on second day of recount.

Washington Post - ‎12/17/13‎

Democrat Mark R. Herring continued to widen his narrow lead over Republican Mark D. Obenshain in the race for Virginia attorney general Tuesday as the recount of the historically close contest spread statewide.

Recount for Virginia's attorney general election has been scheduled

Washington Times- 12/9/13

The recount for Virginia's race for attorney general has been scheduled to start on December 16, 2013 in Fairfax County and the rest of the state on December 17 and 18.


Obenshain camp asks for recount in Va. attorney general's race ...

Washington Post- 11/27/13

State Sen. Mark D. Obenshain made official his request for a recount of Virginia's tight race for attorney general.

Herring wins Virginia attorney general race, elections board announces

Washington Post – 11/25/13The state Board of Elections on Monday certified Democrat Mark R. Herring as the winner of the Nov. 5 election for Virginia attorney general

Hawaii AG: State has authority on gay marriage

San Francisco Chronicle - 10/16/13

Hawaii's attorney general issued a legal opinion Tuesday saying state lawmakers can act to legalize gay marriage without amending the Hawaii Constitution.

JB Van Hollen won't seek third term as attorney general

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - ‎10/7/13

Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced Monday he will not seek a third term, surprising many by creating a wide-open race for his job next year.

Former Arizona gaming chief will run for attorney general 9/27/13

Former Arizona Department of Gaming Director Mark Brnovich has filed to run for state attorney general, assuring a Republican primary race for incumbent Attorney General Tom Horne.

TechPAC Backs Herring

Leesburg Today- 9/18/13

The council’s TechPAC announced today that it is endorsing Mark Herring, state senator from Leesburg and the Democratic attorney general nominee, over his opponent Republican Mark Obenshain.

State Sen. Frosh Files To Run For Attorney General

CBS Local - 9/10/13

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — State Sen. Brian Frosh has filed to run for attorney general of Maryland. Frosh, a Montgomery County Democrat, made the announcement on Tuesday.

NM state auditor running for attorney general

Carlsbad Current Argus- 8/22/13

State Auditor Hector Balderas announced Tuesday he's running for the Democratic nomination for attorney general next year.

Kentucky Attorney General expected to announce sex abuse case

WCPO-Aug 7, 2013

Attorney General Jack Conway is expected to announce an indictment against a Northern Kentucky youth sports coach

Gary King Calls For End To State's Prohibition On Gay Marriage

Huffington Post - ‎7/24/13

New Mexico Attorney General Gary King (D) on Monday officially filed documents urging the state Supreme Court to begin allowing same-sex marriage.

PPP poll: Herring up 2 on Obenshain

Politico – 7/16/13

Democratic state Sen. Mark Herring leads GOP state Sen. Mark Obenshain, 38 percent to 36 percent.

Republican state Rep. Mark Waller to run for Colorado attorney general

Denver Post – 7/1/13

The Colorado Springs resident is a former prosecutor who was first elected to the legislature in 2008.  Weld County District Attorney Ken Buck also is expected to enter the GOP primary for attorney general.

Attorney General hoping for funding to launch gang unit

Scranton Times-Tribune- 6/17/13

State Attorney General Kathleen Kane is asking for funding to establish a mobile street crime unit that she says will flush gangs out of Pennsylvania.

California Attorney General Harris targets movie piracy ring

Los Angeles Times- 6/14/13

The case marks the first time a state attorney general has prosecuted a case involving a site providing access to illegal content that is primarily streaming and mobile-based.

New York attorney general presses smartphone manufacturers

New York Daily News - 6/5/13

State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is leaning on the largest smartphone makers to protect customers from thieves who steal phones, scrub them clean and sell them on the black market.

Attorney General Coakley, Senate President Murray push Congress to act - 5/28/13

Two top Massachusetts officials on Friday called on the federal government to fulfill its obligation to dispose of spent nuclear fuel stored the Commonwealth and around the country.

New AG Appointee Set for Swearing In Ceremony - 5/15/13

Maggie Hassan will swear in Joseph Foster as New Hampshire's next Attorney General in a ceremony in the Executive Council Chamber.

New York State to Ask Smartphone Makers to Help Prevent Thefts

New York Times - 5/12/13

Concerned about an increase in smartphone thefts, the New York State attorney general, Eric T. Schneiderman, is trying to get the nation's largest cellphone makers to do more to discourage the thefts.

Balderas announces bid for state attorney general

Santa Fe New 4/30/13

After hinting at it for months, Balderas formally announced that he's seeking the Democratic nomination for New Mexico attorney general.

Virginia Teamsters Endorse Herring For Attorney General

Wall Street Journal - 4/23/13

Today, Teamsters Joint Council 83 in Richmond, Va. announced its support for State Senator Mark Herring in his campaign for state attorney general.

NH attorney general nominee is approved

Boston Globe – 4/17/13

“Joe Foster is a greatly respected attorney and public servant whose broad experience and excellent judgment will be invaluable as New Hampshire's chief legal and law enforcement officer,'' Hassan said after the vote.

Iowa AG urges Congress to act on immigration reform

Des Moines Register - 4/9/13                        

Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller today urged Congress to tackle immigration reform. A bipartisan group of eight senators could announce an agreement on the issue as early as the end of the week.

Mark Herring Releases ''Equality Agenda'' for Virginia

Metro Weekly- 4/6/13

Virginia state Sen. Mark Herring (D-Loudoun, Fairfax counties), one of two Democrats seeking to become the commonwealth's next attorney general, yesterday released an ''equality agenda'' on issues related to LGBT rights.

Gov. Hassan Eyes Former State Senator Joe Foster For Attorney General

New Hampshire Public Radio - 4/1/13

Governor Maggie Hassan has announced she will nominate former Democratic state senator and Nashua attorney Joe Foster as the state's next attorney general.

Attorney General Schneiderman: SCOTUS, DOMA, VRA

WNYC- 3/25/13

Eric Schneiderman, New York's attorney general, gathered a 16-state coalition to urge the court to overturn DOMA.

AG Michael Delaney has announced he’ll step down at the end of his term later this month

The Keene Sentinel - 3/22/13

His stint as the state’s chief law enforcement officer kept 43-year-old Delaney busy and throughout his term he showed a willingness to take a principled stance on a number of issues

Attorney General challenges NFL

ESPN - ‎3/14/13

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman urged the NFL on Tuesday to investigate whether possible draft picks were improperly asked about their sexual orientation during the league's combine, which he said would be illegal in New York.

Attorney General Conway urges FDA to make generic pain pills harder to abuse

WTVQ - ‎3/12/13

Generic versions of popular pain relievers must be made harder to abuse, Attorney General Jack Conway and 47 other state and territorial Attorneys General told federal officials in a letter sent today by the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG).

Attorney General's office files lawsuit against contraband cigarettes

YNN - ‎March 4, 2013

NEW YORK STATE -- The New York Attorney General's office continues to crack down on what it calls contraband cigarettes. The Attorney General’s office is filing a lawsuit against an Indian cigarette distributor in Canada and the company that makes Seneca brand cigarettes.

Attorneys general urge Supreme Court to strike down Prop 8

Washington Blade - ‎Feb 28, 2013‎

Fourteen state attorneys general on Thursday filed a brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in support of marriage rights for same-sex couples.

Kane gets warm welcome from both sides at budget hearing

Philadelphia Inquirer - ‎2/21/13

Attorney General Kathleen Kane, making her first appearance on the legislative stage since taking office last month, got a warm welcome Wednesday from her fellow Democrats and Republicans alike on the Senate Appropriations Committee.

Democrat Don Quick, former DA, to run for Colorado attorney general

Denver Post-Feb 11, 2013

Former Adams County District Attorney Don Quick plans to seek the Democratic nomination for attorney general in 2014.

Attorney General announces legislative agenda

Carroll County News- 2/8/13

Attorney General Dustin McDaniel announced this week his legislative priorities for 2013, an agenda that includes proposals to strengthen the State's human-trafficking laws and ensure the constitutionality of Arkansas's law on executing prisoners.

Justice Department, state officials to announce Standard & Poor's suit

Los Angeles Times - ‎2/5/13

WASHINGTON -- Justice Department officials and attorneys general from several other state were set Tuesday morning to announce a landmark civil suit against Standard & Poor's Corp. concerning the company's credit ratings of troubled mortgage-backed securities before the financial crisis.

AG Kane names special Sandusky investigator - ‎2/4/13

HARRISBURG -- State Attorney General Kathleen Kane announced Monday who will lead the probe into the handling of the Penn State/Jerry Sandusky investigation.

Kane takes attorney general's oath

Citizens Voice- 1/16/13

Kathleen Granahan Kane took the oath as state attorney general Tuesday and made political history as the first woman and Democrat to hold the office since it became elective three decades ago.

Hood backs Chaney on insurance exchange

Jackson Clarion Ledger - ‎1/16/13

Attorney General Jim Hood has issued an opinion that says state Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney has the authority to create a health insurance exchange

California's attorney general releases privacy guidelines for app developers

Washington Post  - ‎1/10/13

California's attorney general released a set of privacy recommendations for app developers in the state Thursday, with guidelines for development and for disclosure policies.

Janet Mills relishes second time around as state's attorney general

Morning Sentinel - ‎1/7/13

Mills, 65, a Farmington native who still lives in her hometown, lost her job as attorney general in 2010 after serving only two years because Democrats were ousted from power.

State attorney general authorized Corbett's NCAA suit

Pittsburgh Post Gazette - ‎1/3/13‎

The Pennsylvania attorney general said today she authorized the governor's general counsel to pursue a lawsuit against the NCAA because ongoing criminal cases against Penn State University administrators could present a conflict.

Council bids farewell to Bob Ferguson, incoming state attorney general

Issaquah Press- 1/16/13

King County Council colleagues bid farewell to outgoing Bob Ferguson on Monday, as the longtime councilman prepares to assume office as state attorney general.