The 2010 Michigan Attorney General election took place on November 2, 2010, to elect the Attorney General of Michigan. Two-term incumbent Mike Cox was term-limited by the Michigan Constitution from seeking a third term. Republican Bill Schuette, a former Congressman, state Senator and judge of the Michigan Court of Appeals, defeated Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton with 54 percent of the vote.
Schuette: 50-60% 60-70% 70-80%Leyton: 40–50% 50–60% 60–70%
Republican Party edit
- Mike Bishop, Majority Leader of the Michigan Senate
- Bill Schuette, former U.S. Representative, Judge of the Michigan Court of Appeals and state Senator,
Patterson, a term-limited state Senator, was the first to form a campaign, forming an exploratory campaign in January, though he did not compete for the nomination at the Republican Party Convention in August 2010. After being expected to win the nomination handily, Schuette defeated Bishop by less than 100 votes to secure the nomination.
Democratic Party edit
- David Leyton, Genesee County Prosecutor
Minor parties edit
Libertarian Party edit
- Daniel W. Grow, attorney
U.S. Taxpayers Party edit
- Gerald Van Sickle, attorney, nominee for Attorney General of Michigan in 2002
General election edit
|Constitution||Gerald Van Sickle||60,778||1.94%||+0.95%|
- Associated Press (November 2, 2010). "Republican Bill Schuette wins Michigan attorney general race". MLive. Retrieved July 16, 2016.
- Susan J. Demas (August 31, 2010). "Bill Schuette beats Mike Bishop for GOP attorney general nod -- barely". MLive. Retrieved July 16, 2016.
- Associated Press (January 14, 2009). "GOP state senator Bruce Patterson explores run for Michigan AG". MLive. Retrieved July 16, 2016.
- Allison Bush (August 29, 2010). "Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton secures Democratic nomination for attorney general". The Flint Journal. Retrieved July 16, 2016.
- Scott Davis (October 11, 2009). "Whitmer files papers to run for attorney general". Lansing State Journal. Retrieved July 16, 2016.
- Chris Christoff (January 20, 2010). "Sen. Whitmer to leave AG race". Detroit Free Press. Retrieved July 16, 2016.
- Michigan Secretary of State (November 2, 2010). "2010 Official Michigan General Candidate Listing". Retrieved July 16, 2016.
- "Election Results - General Election - November 2, 2010". Michigan Department of State. February 22, 2016. Retrieved July 16, 2016.
Official campaign websites