Democratic Attorneys General Association Applauds DAGA Co-chair and District of Columbia AG Karl Racine’s Resounding Re-Election Victory

November 7, 2018

Racine Led Democrats in Total Votes for Second Consecutive Election

Washington, D.C.— The Democratic Attorneys General Association (DAGA) released the following statement from Executive Director Sean Rankin applauding DAGA co-chair and District of Columbia AG Karl Racine on his re-election victory tonight.

Statement from Sean Rankin, Executive Director of the Democratic Attorneys General Association:

“Congratulations to our co-chair and District of Columbia Attorney General Karl Racine and his campaign on the resounding re-election victory. AG Racine is a trusted leader for the people of the District—and for people nationwide—and clearly the results at the ballot box reflect that. As the co-chair of DAGA, AG Racine plays a critical role in the unprecedented teamwork shown by Democratic AGs in the Trump era. We look forward to seeing AG Racine continue to use his office to better the lives of the people in the District by pushing for fair housing, advocating for gun violence prevention measures, and protecting student borrowers. His work showcases exactly what it means to be the People’s Lawyer.”

“AG Racine will never back down when it comes to holding those in power accountable. I want to underscore the importance of the recent news that AG Racine’s lawsuit with Maryland AG Brian Frosh on Emoluments will be moving forward. We are honored to have AG Racine continue to lead this committee forward.”

In the primary, despite the 8,000 undervote in the uncontested Attorney General race, AG Racine received 9,000 more votes than any other Democrat in the primary. On Election Night, Racine led all Democrats on the ticket for the second consecutive election. He also earned a ringing endorsement from The Washington Post Editorial Board leading into Tuesday’s Election.

As part of the Democratic Attorneys General Association’s (DAGA) first-of-its-kind volunteer-to-voter education texting program, nearly 60,000 District of Columbia voters were reached this cycle to inform them about the importance of AG Elections and to answer questions about AG Racine’s work to protect the people of the District. As the only voter outreach program texting specifically on Attorney General races, DAGA’s texting program educates voters about races in key states and gives voters an opportunity to share concerns they want Attorney General candidates to address. This cycle, DAGA connected with a milestone 11 million voters including voters in Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, Ohio, Texas, Wisconsin, and the District of Columbia.

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