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George Brauchler – the Republican nominee for Colorado Attorney General – has secured three big endorsements: Durango Herald, Coloradoan, and The Pueblo Chieftain. And it is no surprise why: experience. George Brauchler is the only candidate with the experience needed to serve as the state’s top law enforcement official. How about his Democratic opponent, Phil Weiser? Professor Phil has never … Read More

People’s Lawyer?

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Democratic Congressman and candidate for Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison has campaigned on being the “People’s Lawyer” in Minnesota. Oh, really? If you look at reports on outside groups spending on Minnesota elections, nearly $45,000 was spent on positive Keith Ellison polling and advertisements. One of the biggest expenditures for Ellison was by, that’s right, The People’s Lawyer PAC. Per … Read More

abandoned

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Minnesota Democrat and attorney general nominee Keith Ellison is being abandoned by a national Democratic political organization, Democratic attorneys general and candidates. But for some odd reason (ahem, politics) they do not want you to know it. Most are aware Keith Ellison is facing serious allegations of domestic abuse – Ellison’s ex-girlfriend, Karen Monahan, alleges he physically and mentally abused her for years. … Read More

Wisconsin AG Race: Brad Schimel up 48 to 41 on Dem opponent

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The recent Marquette Law Poll shows Wisconsin’s statewide races will be very competitive. Attorney General Brad Schimel is leading by 7 in the AG race (he’s also up in our internal polling), but his lead is volatile; the environment in Wisconsin and the enthusiasm among Democrats will lift Democrat Josh Kaul. That’s why the Republican Attorneys General Association (RAGA) invested early in Wisconsin and … Read More

Is January Contreras Really Ice Cold on ‘Abolish ICE’ Movement?

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Arizona Democrat January Contreras – the all but certain Democratic nominee for attorney general – has kept a low-profile for a candidate seeking statewide office. She has been silent on a range of topics, including the ‘abolish ICE’ rallying cry that animates the activist left-wing of the Democratic Party and has ensnared Arizona gubernatorial candidate David Garcia. This is politically smart, but … Read More

Aaron Ford – call your office!

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Where to start. Aaron Ford, the beleaguered Democratic nominee for Nevada Attorney General, has had a rough ten days. First, folks learned Ford owed $185,000 in unpaid taxes to the IRS while voting to raise taxes on Nevadans. Then, Ford’s criminal history was uncovered – he’s been arrested four times. Desperate to change the conversation, Ford released a poll and … Read More

pro tip – if you’re running for Attorney General – read the law

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In case you missed it, the Democratic nominee for Attorney General of Ohio – Steve Dettelbach – has had a terrible week. Just check out these headlines… AP: Ohio AG candidate faces complaint over Eric Holder raffle Washington Examiner: Eric Holder and the Democrat running for Ohio AG may have committed a crime To recap, former U.S. Attorney General Eric … Read More

Aaron Ford owed $185,000 in unpaid taxes

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Where to start… over the course of four years, the Nevada Democratic nominee for attorney general, Aaron Ford, built up a staggering $185,000 in unpaid taxes. $185,000! In 2013 he had a lien filed for almost $85,000 in unpaid taxes for 2010 and 2011. In April 2014 he had a lien filed for almost $42,000 in unpaid taxes for 2012. In December 2014 … Read More

Nevada Democrat Aaron Ford owed $185,000 in unpaid taxes

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Nevada Democrat, Aaron Ford, is the sitting state Senate majority leader and the Democratic nominee for attorney general. According to public records, Ford owed $185,000 in unpaid taxes. On three separate occasions, the IRS filed liens against Ford. From 2010-2013, Ford did not pay $185,000! His campaign manager – Peggy Yang – gave two reasons to the Review-Journal for why. The head scratcher? Ford’s rise to … Read More

Will Phil Weiser Take a Stand, or be “Present?”

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This week the House of Representatives voted on a non-binding, yet critical, resolution to support the brave men and women of the U.S Immigrations and Customs Enforcement. While only 34 Democrats voted against the resolution, an astounding 133, including all members of the Colorado delegation, voted “present.” For those who don’t know House procedure, this is an easy way to not take … Read More