GOP Poised To Pick Up Many State Attorney General Offices


Not only are Democrats in danger of losing control of the U.S. House and Senate, many governorships and state legislatures, the party is “about to lose a slew of attorney general offices” in the states, says Governing magazine. The Democratic 32-to-18 edge over the Republicans could turn into a GOP majority, or the Democrats could retain the lead if their net loss is only six.

In California, Governing gives the edge to Republican Steve Cooley, Los Angeles District Attorney. In Ohio, it’s a tossup between Republican Mike DeWine, a former U.S. senator, and incumbent Democrat Richard Cordray. Another tossup is in Kansas, where incumbent Attorney General Steve Six is being challenged by Republican state Senate Majority Leader Derek Schmidt.

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