In Idaho, former U.S. Congressman Raul Labrador defeated incumbent AG Lawrence Wasden in the Republican primary election for the post. Wasden, who has served five terms, is the state’s longest-serving AG.
In the Nebraska Republican AG primary, Mike Hilgers outpolled Jennifer Hicks 67.1% to 32.9%. As the state has no Democrat AG candidates, Hilgers is the presumptive next AG of the state. Hilgers is an attorney with a private practice in Lincoln, has served in Nebraska’s unicameral Legislature for the past six years, and is now Speaker.
As we went to press, Vermont AG TJ Donovan announced that he will not seek reelection this year, nor will he seek higher office. AG Donovan, a Democrat who was first elected in 2016, was up for reelection to another 2-year term this year. His announcement will result in a 9th open seat for the…
In this week’s episode, we get an insider’s perspective on the Nebraska open seat race and its political and business significance from Meghan Stoppel, who served as Consumer Protection Chief under the current AG, Doug Peterson, from 2017 to 2021.
As we went to print, the D.C. Court of Appeals reportedly announced its decision upholding a ruling by the D.C. Board of Elections disqualifying AG candidate Kenyan R. McDuffie from the June primary ballot.