Since the Obama Presidency State Attorney General’s have been filing lawsuits that challenge things done by the President….
Democrats are hoping to run up the score from their House gains with Governor’s and Attorney General’s in the states…
AG’s combined with Federal judge ruling could provide a significant brake against Republicans efforts to plunge the country backwards on several issues and policies….
Ohio. Wisconsin. Florida. You might be watching these swing states to see how the congressional or gubernatorial races will turn out, but they’re also hosting competitive state attorney-general contests. These races don’t usually attract much national attention, but this year, Democrats are hoping to rack up attorney-general seats, which Democrats have used to fight backagainst President Trump’s policy agenda.
Over the past year and a half, Democratic attorneys general have sued Trump and his administration over a variety of his administration’s decisions, including those on immigration, the environment and birth control. Now, Democratic candidates are making the case to voters that their down-ballot campaigns could be the key to holding Trump accountable. “The unfortunate reality is that we have a federal government that is acting lawlessly,” said Phil Weiser, a Democrat who is running for Colorado’s open attorney-general seat. “I believe the state attorney general is uniquely situated to step in and protect people’s rights.”
Although Republicans currently control two-thirds of the country’s governors mansions, their dominance over state attorney-general offices is less complete. Republicans currently control 27 attorney-general offices, while Democrats control 22 (one is an independent).1 But that balance of power could shift if Democrats win even a handful of races. This means a “blue wave” of Democratic attorneys general is possible — and it could be one of the most important outcomes of the election….