In the oft-overlooked but politically important fight to control the nation’s offices of attorney general, the Democrats gained enough ground in 2018 to take a narrow lead — but that lead could evaporate in 2019. The three states holding attorney general elections this fall are all solidly Republican, and the GOP poised to flip at least one and possibly two seats currently held by Democrats. Already this month, the GOP secured its hold on Louisiana’s office of attorney general when incumbent Republican Jeff Landry won more than 50 percent of the vote in the state’s all-party primary, eliminating the need for him to run in a November runoff. Meanwhile, Mississippians are favored to flip the AG seat previously held by Democrat Jim Hood, who’s running for governor. The race in Kentucky has much the same dynamic, with a Democrat, Andy Beshear, giving up his seat as AG to run for governor. This race offers the GOP an opportunity to flip a seat, though the contest is much closer than the one in Mississippi. Currently, Democrats occupy 26 attorney general offices,
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