2018 California Attorney General election

California Attorney General election, 2018

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Nominee Xavier Becerra Steven Bailey
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 7,790,743 4,465,587
Percentage 63.6% 36.4%

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County results
Becerra:      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%      80–90%
Bailey:      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%

Attorney General before election

Xavier Becerra
Democratic

Elected Attorney General

Xavier Becerra
Democratic

The 2018 California Attorney General election was held on November 6, 2018, to elect the Attorney General of California. 2014 election winner Kamala Harris was elected to the United States Senate during the 2016 Senate elections; incumbent Democratic Attorney General, Xavier Becerra won election to a full term.

Primary[edit]

Democratic Party[edit]

Declared[edit]

Republican Party[edit]

Declared[edit]

  • Steven Bailey, retired El Dorado County Superior Court Judge[5]
  • Eric Early, Managing Partner of Early Sullivan Wright Gizer & McRae LLP.[2][6]

Withdrawn[edit]

Peace and Freedom Party[edit]

Declared[edit]

  • Adriane Bracciale, criminal defense attorney in the Inland Empire[9]

Endorsements[edit]

Steven Bailey

Cabinet-level officials

U.S. Representatives

State-level officials

Local-level officials

Individuals

Organizations

Xavier Becerra

U.S. Representatives

State-level officials

State Senators

State Assembly members

Local-level officials

Organizations

Eric Early

Individuals

Organizations

Dave Jones

U.S. Representatives

State-level officials

Local-level officials

California Democratic Party leaders

Organizations

Newspapers

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Xavier
Becerra (D)
Steven
Bailey (R)
Eric
Early (R)
Dave
Jones (D)
Undecided
Gravis Marketing May 4–5, 2018 525 28% 21% 10% 10% 31%

Results[edit]

Results by county:
Nonpartisan blanket primary results[62]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Xavier Becerra (incumbent) 3,024,611 45.8
Republican Steven Bailey 1,615,859 24.5
Democratic Dave Jones 1,017,427 15.4
Republican Eric Early 943,071 14.3
Total votes 6,600,968 100.0

General election[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin
of error
Xavier
Becerra (D)
Steven
Bailey (R)
Undecided
Gravis Marketing October 25–26, 2018 743 ± 3.6% 52% 34% 14%

Results[edit]

Becerra won the election in a landslide, even outperforming Gavin Newsom during the simultaneous gubernatorial election.

California Attorney General election, 2018[63]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Xavier Becerra (incumbent) 7,790,743 63.57% +6.08%
Republican Steven Bailey 4,465,587 36.43% -6.08%
Total votes 12,256,330 100.0% N/A
Democratic hold

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Essential Politics: Rep. Xavier Becerra to be next state attorney general, Pelosi wins another term as Democratic leader". Los Angeles Times. ISSN 0458-3035. Retrieved 2016-12-30.
  2. ^ a b c "Candidates & Elected Officials". Secretary of State of California. n.d. Retrieved April 26, 2016.
  3. ^ "Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones to run for attorney general". Sacramento Bee. October 1, 2015. Retrieved December 30, 2016.
  4. ^ "They're Off and Running for 2018". Fox and Hounds Daily. Retrieved November 11, 2016.
  5. ^ a b "JUDGE STEVEN BAILEY (RET.) ANNOUNCES CAMPAIGN FOR CALIFORNIA ATTORNEY GENERAL". Highland Community News. October 17, 2017.
  6. ^ https://www.dailyjournal.com/articles/344415-la-lawyer-running-for-attorney-general-s-office
  7. ^ "DA Mike Ramos touts experience in attorney general bid". San Bernardino Sun. August 1, 2015. Retrieved December 30, 2016.
  8. ^ Cadelago, Christopher (March 14, 2017). "Republican Mike Ramos pulls out of attorney general's race; will run for re-election". The Sacramento Bee. Retrieved March 14, 2017.
  9. ^ "Election 2018: The Peace & Freedom Party Candidates". December 18, 2017. Retrieved January 8, 2018.
  10. ^ https://www.dailyrepublic.com/solano-news/fairfield/former-us-attorney-general-meese-backs-bailey-in-run-for-state-ag/
  11. ^ Steven Bailey. "This endorsement is a sure sign of our campaign's growing momentum. I'm on the campaign trail every day to earn the support of state and local leaders like Tom. Endorse our campaign today and become part of the movement to make a difference for California!". Twitter.
  12. ^ Steven Bailey. "Longtime California State Legislator and former U.S. Congressman Ernie Konnyu has endorsed me!". Twitter.
  13. ^ Steven Bailey. "Thank you, @RepLaMalfa for your endorsement, and thank you for your courageous #conservative #leadership in both the California State Legislature and now the U.S. Congress!". Twitter.
  14. ^ 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 https://www.baileyforag.com/endorsements/
  15. ^ "RAGA Chairman Leslie Rutledge Endorses Judge Bailey". Bailey For AG. June 7, 2018.
  16. ^ Steven Bailey. "I am honored to have the support of @PollyDad, Mike Reynolds, and Bill Jones as I seek the office of Attorney General. They have never given up the fight for #justice since the tragic murders of their daughters, Kimber Reynolds and Polly Hannah Klaas". Twitter.
  17. ^ "HARKEY ENDORSES JUDGE STEVEN BAILEY (RET.) FOR ATTORNEY GENERAL". highlandnews.net. November 30, 2017.
  18. ^ Steven Bailey. "Honored to earn the support of conservative @JoelAndersonCA joining his colleagues @SenateRepCaucus Chair @CASenatorJim, @TedGaines, and @JohnMWMoorlach". Twitter.
  19. ^ Steven Bailey. "I'm greatly honored to earn the support of Senator @JohnMWMoorlach Moorlach has always been a courageous voice for common sense in Orange County and the state capitol and having him lend that voice to our #campaign is highly encouraging". Twitter.
  20. ^ "SENATOR JIM NIELSEN ENDORSES JUDGE STEVEN BAILEY (RET.) FOR CALIFORNIA ATTORNEY GENERAL". baileyforag.com. November 28, 2017.
  21. ^ Steven Bailey. "Endorsed by Assemblyman @Phillip ChenCA #caleg #California #politics #2018elections #Judge4AG". Twitter.
  22. ^ Steven Bailey. "Former Senate Minority Leader @BobHuff99 Backs Judge Bailey in AG Race #Judge4AG". Twitter.
  23. ^ Steven Bailey. "Thank you @CityofFresno @MayorLeeBrand for endorsing #Judge4AG in the race for California Attorney General #caag Your service to your city continues to inspire me to fight for the Californians who fear their voices aren't being heard in #Sacramento. I will serve ALL CALIFORNIANS!". Twitter.
  24. ^ "County Sheriffs Unite In Support of Judge Bailey". Bailey For AG. May 1, 2018.
  25. ^ "SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY DAN DOW ENDORSES JUDGE STEVEN BAILEY". Bailey For AG. May 1, 2018.
  26. ^ "Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones Endorses Judge Steven Bailey (Ret.) for Attorney General". Bailey For AG. July 9, 2018.
  27. ^ Steven Bailey. "humbled and grateful to have Dr. John Eastman's endorsement. I swore an oath to uphold the U.S. Constitution and the Constitution of the State of California as a Superior Court Judge and I will to continue to live by that oath in defense of every Californian's rights as AG". Twitter.
  28. ^ Steven Bailey. "See why @RonNehring has endorsed my campaign #California Attorney General! Let's take back this important seat!". Twitter.
  29. ^ "Michael Reagan Endorses Judge Steven Bailey (Ret.)". Bailey For AG. May 22, 2018.
  30. ^ Steven Bailey. "Thank you @CRAGOP! Californians are talking about the issues of crime and safety and we're READY FOR CHANGE!". Twitter.
  31. ^ https://www.facebook.com/JudgeBaileyForAG/photos/a.1947400792197684.1073741828.1945703535700743/2024110917860004/?type=3&theater
  32. ^ "THE CALIFORNIA REPUBLICAN VETERANS ASSOCIATION ENDORSES JUDGE STEVEN BAILEY". Bailey for AG. October 25, 2017.
  33. ^ "Endorsed by the Lincoln Club of Orange County". Bailey For AG. April 20, 2018.
  34. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "Judge Bailey is Endorsed by 12 County Republican Parties". Bailey For AG. March 26, 2018.
  35. ^ Carlos Amezcua (May 8, 2018). "California Republicans vote to endorse Judge Bailey for Attorney General". KUSI.
  36. ^ "Endorsed by the Los Angeles Police Protective League". Judge Steven Bailey for California Attorney General. May 18, 2018.
  37. ^ Judge Steven Bailey (Ret.). "When it comes to protecting California families, no one knows the challenges better than our first responders. That is why it is my great honor to announce the endorsement of @aladsonline, representing more than 7,900 deputy sheriffs and investigators in Los Angeles County. #caag". Twitter.
  38. ^ "California Peace Officers' Association Endorses Judge Bailey". Bailey For AG. July 2, 2018.
  39. ^ Judge Steven Bailey (Ret.). "I'm incredibly honored to announce the endorsement of the National Association of Police Organizations @NAPOpolice representing more than 1,000 police units and associations and 241,000 sworn #LawEnforcement officers across America! Thank you @LAPPL for your recommendation". Twitter.
  40. ^ 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 ENDORSEMENTS
  41. ^ "- California Teachers Association". www.cta.org.
  42. ^ "Eric Early for California Attorney General Endorsed by Senator Joel Anderson". Eric Early for California Attorney General. January 29, 2018.
  43. ^ "Senate Republican Leader Patricia Bates endorses Eric Early for CA State Attorney General". OC Politics Blog. January 23, 2018.
  44. ^ "Eric Early for Attorney General Endorsed by Assistant Assembly Republican Leader Phillip Chen". Eric Early for California Attorney General. February 20, 2018.
  45. ^ "Former L.A. County District Attorney Steve Cooley Endorses Eric Early for California Attorney General". Eric Early for California Attorney General. May 3, 2018.
  46. ^ "Repeal The Gas Tax Leader, Talk Radio Host Carl DeMaio Endorses Eric Early for California Attorney General". Eric Early for California Attorney General. May 11, 2018.
  47. ^ "Former Assemblyman David Hadley Endorses Eric Early for California Attorney General". Eric Early for California Attorney General. March 14, 2018.
  48. ^ "Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens Endorses Eric Early for Attorney General". Eric Early for California Attorney General. April 11, 2018.
  49. ^ "Eric Early for Attorney General Endorsed by Congressman Darrell Issa". Eric Early for California Attorney General. March 8, 2018.
  50. ^ "Eric Early Endorsed by Former LA County Supervisor Don Knabe for California Attorney General". Eric Early for California Attorney General. January 4, 2018.
  51. ^ "Lassen County District Attorney Stacey Montgomery Endorses Eric Early for California Attorney General". Eric Early for California Attorney General. May 23, 2018.
  52. ^ "Former L.A. County District Attorney Robert Philibosian Endorses Eric Early for Attorney General". Eric Early for California Attorney General. May 22, 2018.
  53. ^ "California Attorney General Candidate Eric Early Endorsed by Former Secretary of State George P. Shultz". Eric Early for California Attorney General. January 4, 2018.
  54. ^ "Eric Early for California Attorney General Endorsed by Senator Jeff Stone". Eric Early for California Attorney General. February 12, 2018.
  55. ^ "Eric Early for California Attorney General Endorsed by Senator Scott Wilk". Eric Early for California Attorney General. February 6, 2018.
  56. ^ "KFI-AM Talk Radio Hosts "John & Ken" Endorse Eric Early for California Attorney General". Eric Early for California Attorney General. May 9, 2018.
  57. ^ "Congress of California Republicans Endorses Eric Early for Attorney General". Eric Early for California Attorney General. April 23, 2018.
  58. ^ 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 bc bd be bf bg bh bi bj bk bl bm bn bo bp bq br ENDORSEMENTS
  59. ^ "Editorial: Dave Jones would be best-balanced attorney general". San Jose Mercury News. April 19, 2018.
  60. ^ "Editorial: Dave Jones would be best-balanced attorney general". East Bay Times. April 19, 2018.
  61. ^ "Endorsements: Kim and Leno for mayor. Mandelman for supervisor. Eastin for governor. Yes on F, No on H". San Francisco Bay Guardian. May 2, 2018.
  62. ^ "Statement of Vote" (PDF). California Secretary of State. Retrieved July 20, 2018.
  63. ^ "Attorney General - Statewide Results". California Secretary of State. Archived from the original on November 29, 2018. Retrieved November 30, 2018.

External links[edit]

Official campaign websites