2014 Maryland Attorney General election

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Maryland Attorney General Election, 2014

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Nominee Brian Frosh Jeffrey Pritzker
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 935,846 682,265
Percentage 55.8% 40.7%

Maryland Attorney General Election, 2014.svg
County results
Frosh:      50–60%      60–70%      80–90%
Wolf:      40-50%      50-60%      60-70%      70-80%

Attorney General before election

Doug Gansler
Democratic

Elected Attorney General

Brian Frosh
Democratic

The Maryland Attorney General election of 2014 was held on November 4, 2014, to elect the Attorney General of Maryland. Incumbent Democratic Attorney General Doug Gansler was eligible to seek a third term in office, but instead ran unsuccessfully for the Democratic nomination for Governor of Maryland.

Primary elections were held on June 24, 2014. The Democrats nominated State Senator Brian Frosh and the Republicans nominated attorney Jeffrey Pritzker.

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

Withdrew[edit]

Declined[edit]

Endorsements[edit]

Jon Cardin
Organizations
  • Baltimore Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance[5]
  • The Maryland Multi-Housing Association[6]
  • The Greater Baltimore Muslim Council[6]
  • Baltimore Grove Democratic Club[6]
  • Baltimore County Firefighters Local 1311[6]
  • The Baltimore County Seal Democratic Club[6]
Federal politicians
Members of Congress
Maryland State Delegates
  • Delegate Talmadge Branch [6]
  • Delegate Eric Bromwell[6]
  • Delegate Keiffer J. Mitchell, Jr.[6]
  • Delegate Dan K. Morhaim[6]
  • Delegate Doyle L. Niemann[6]
  • Delegate John A. Olszewski, Jr.[6]
  • Delegate Dana M. Stein[6]
  • Delegate Pam Beidle[6]
Brian Frosh
Former Maryland Attorneys General
National Leaders
Members of Congress
State-wide elected officials
Maryland State Delegates
Maryland State Senators
Local elected officials
Organizations
Newspapers

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Aisha
Braveboy
Jon
Cardin
William
Frick
Brian
Frosh
Undecided
Washington Post June 5–8, 2014 487 ± 5% 13% 26% 20% 40%
Baltimore Sun May 31–June 3, 2014 499 ± 4.4% 7% 26% 16% 42%
Washington Post February 13–16, 2014 1,002 ± 5.5% 12% 21% 4% 5% 40%
Baltimore Sun February 8–12, 2014 500 ± 4.4% 4% 18% 3% 6% 69%
Gonzales Research October 1–14, 2013 403 ± 5% 8.2% 25.1% 5.2% 13.2% 48.4%

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[14]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Brian Frosh 228,360 49.58
Democratic Jon Cardin 139,582 30.3
Democratic Aisha Braveboy 92,664 20.12
Total votes 460,606 100

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

  • Jeffrey Pritzker, attorney and candidate for attorney general in 2002[15]

Declined[edit]

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[14]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jeffrey Pritzker 166,885 100
Total votes 166,885 100

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

  • Brian Frosh (Democratic), state senator
  • Jeffrey Pritzker (Republican), attorney and candidate for attorney general in 2002
  • Leo Wayne Dymowski (Libertarian), Democratic candidate for the state house in 1982, Republican candidate for Baltimore City Council in 1991 and Libertarian nominee for Maryland's 2nd congressional district in 2012[18]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Brian
Frosh (D)
Jeffrey
Pritzker (R)
Leo Wayne
Dymowski (L)
Undecided
Washington Post October 2–5, 2014 549 ± 5% 49% 26% 5% 19%

Results[edit]

Maryland Attorney General election, 2014[19]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Brian Frosh 935,846 55.8
Republican Jeffrey Pritzker 682,265 40.68
Libertarian Leo Wayne Dymowski 57,069 3.4
Write-ins 2,089 0.12
Majority 253,581 15.12%
Total votes 1,677,269 100
Democratic hold

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d John Wagner (September 24, 2013). "Democrats running for governor in Maryland woo labor with promises, past history". The Washington Post. Retrieved September 24, 2013.
  2. ^ Michael Dresser (February 25, 2014). "Frick drops out of attorney general's race". The Baltimore Sun. Retrieved February 27, 2014.
  3. ^ Michael Dresser (June 1, 2013). "Gansler makes it explicit: No third term as AG". The Baltimore Sun. Retrieved September 24, 2013.
  4. ^ "Doug Gansler To Make Bid For Governor Official In Sept". CBS Baltimore. Retrieved June 25, 2013.
  5. ^ "Baltimore ministers group endorses Gansler for governor". Baltimore Sun. March 13, 2014. Retrieved March 30, 2014.
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n Endorsements - Jon Cardin for Attorney General
  7. ^ a b c d e "In bid for Maryland-attorney general Frosh to pick-up endorsements of two former officeholders". Washington Post. August 20, 2013. Retrieved April 9, 2014.
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am an ao ap aq ar as at au av aw ax ay az ba bb "Endorsements". BrianFrosh.com. Retrieved March 30, 2014.
  9. ^ "Outgoing New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg endorses Frosh for Md. attorney general". The Washington Post. December 18, 2013. Retrieved March 30, 2014.
  10. ^ "Md. Teachers' Union Endorses Frosh For Attorney Generalor". CBS Baltimore (WJZ-TV). October 25, 2013. Retrieved March 30, 2014.
  11. ^ "AFSCME council endorses Frosh". November 15, 2013. Retrieved March 30, 2014.
  12. ^ "Frosh for Maryland Attorney General". Washington Post. Retrieved May 16, 2014.
  13. ^ Sun endorses Brian Frosh for attorney general - Baltimore Sun
  14. ^ a b "Official 2014 Gubernatorial Primary Election results for Attorney General". Maryland Secretary of State. July 16, 2014. Retrieved July 30, 2014.
  15. ^ "Lawyer Jeffrey Pritzker steps forward to run as a Republican for attorney general in Maryland". The Washington Post. February 24, 2014. Retrieved February 27, 2014.
  16. ^ "Richard Douglas steps forward as a possible GOP candidate for attorney general in Md". The Washington Post. December 3, 2013. Retrieved December 1, 2014.
  17. ^ "GOP's Douglas decides not to run for attorney general". The Baltimore Sun. January 10, 2014. Retrieved December 1, 2014.
  18. ^ "2014 Gubernatorial Primary Election State Candidates List". electionsmaryland.com. Retrieved February 27, 2014.
  19. ^ "Unofficial 2014 Gubernatorial General Election results for Attorney General". Maryland State Board of Elections. Retrieved December 1, 2014.