2008 Pennsylvania Attorney General election

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The Pennsylvania Attorney General election of 2008 was held on November 4, 2008. The primary election was held on April 22.

Candidates[edit]

Incumbent Republican Tom Corbett of Shaler Township was unopposed in the Republican Party, as he ran for a second term. Democrat John Morganelli of Bethlehem also was unopposed; the Northampton County District Attorney had been defeated in his party's primary for this position in both 2000 and 2004.[1][2] Morganelli attempted to cast himself as a conservative Democrat, and he has shown a strong opposition to illegal immigration; he has testified on this issue before the United States House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration, Border Security, and Claims.[3] Libertarian Marakay Rogers, who also ran for governor in 2006 was the third candidate in the field.

Result[edit]

On November 4, 2008, Tom Corbett won the Pennsylvania State Attorney General position in the general election.

2008 Pennsylvania Attorney General election
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Tom Corbett 3,002,927 52.36
Democratic John Morganelli 2,619,791 45.84
Libertarian Marakay Rogers 109,856 1.89
Majority
Turnout

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