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August 27, 2018
Here is what happened this week for DAGA and our Democratic Attorneys General:
IMMIGRATION WATCH: As the nation grapples with the tragic reality of the Trump administration’s“zero-tolerance” policy and the separation of asylum-seeking families and children, Democratic AGs stepped in to demand an end to the cruel policy.
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BLUE WAVE 2018: In Governing’s latest AG handicapping, the seats that are the most vulnerablecurrently belong to the GOP. The analysis notes that “[in] a neutral environment, this would suggest the Democrats could expect to gain a couple of seats. But if there’s a Democratic wave, the party might win even more than that, perhaps enough to turn an overall Republican lead in AG seats into a Democratic one.” Read the full analysis here.
STATEWATCH: KENTUCKY VICTORY: Kentucky AG Andy Beshear scored a victory in the battle to defend teachers and other public-sector employees’ pensions this week. A Franklin Circuit Court judge ruled that the manner in which legislators passed the controversial SB 151 violated safeguards to ensure legislators and the public can know the content of bills. Praising the ruling, AG Beshear noted “[this] decision is a win for open, honest government, ruling that the Kentucky General Assembly violated the Constitution when it turned an 11-page sewer bill into a 291-page pension bill.” Read more in the Lexington Herald Leader here.
ELECTIONS UPDATE: 135 days ‘til Election Day 2018!
COLORADO: Ahead of the Colorado primary next week, DAGA released a poll of Colorado voters, which shows both Democratic primary candidates for AG, Phil Weiser and Joe Salazar, leading the Republican opponent George Brauchler by 12-points. These results show that Colorado is more than primed to swing the Colorado Attorney General seat back into the Democratic fold. Full poll conducted by Clarity Campaign Labs linked here.
ILLINOIS: A recent Capitol Fax poll shows IL candidate Kwame Raoul beating his GOP challengerErika Harold 44-35.
MAINE: Congratulations to Maine AG Janet Mills for her victory in the first-ever ranked choice voting Democratic Gubernatorial primary in Maine! Check out the DAGA statement linked here.
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: DAGA Co-chair and District of Columbia AG Karl Racine enjoyed a resounding victory in his primary on Tuesday. Despite the 8,000 undervote in the AG race, AG Racine received 9,000 more votes than any other Democratic candidate!
UPCOMING PRIMARY & CONVENTION DATES: