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…
Vermont AG T.J. Donovan filed a lawsuit against fossil fuel companies Exxon Mobil Corporation, Shell Oil Company, Sunoco LP, CITGO Petroleum Corporation, and related companies over allegations that they used deceptive and unfair practices in marketing fossil fuels in violation of Vermont’s Consumer Protection Act.
Ten AG elections were held on November 3, 2020. As of this writing, six incumbent AGs won their elections, and Republicans held the open-seats in Indiana and Montana. In the two undecided races, Democratic incumbents in North Carolina and Pennsylvania are narrowly leading Republican challengers.
Vermont AG TJ Donovan sued data broker Clearview AI, Inc. for collecting facial recognition data from adults and minors allegedly without their consent in violation of Vermont’s Consumer Protection Act and Fraudulent Acquisition of Data Act.