While there’s a heavy focus on the presidential election in 2024, several states will also hold races for attorney general — a role that often pushes politicians into the spotlight and sets them on a collision course with national office.
Pennsylvania and North Carolina are notable open-seat attorney general races coming in 2024, with states like West Virginia and Washington also holding open elections for the position next year. In these races, the current attorneys general are either opting to retire or running for governor, a typical next step.
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Here are the attorney general open races to watch heading into next year’s election cycle.
2024 Democratic candidates for Pennsylvania attorney general. Left: Eugene DePasquale; Center: Democratic state Rep. Jared Soloman; Right: Keir Bradford-Grey. Candidate not pictured: Joe Khan.
The race for Pennsylvania attorney general is heating up for Democrats after Attorney General Michelle Henry announced she would not run for a full term. She was appointed after Gov. Josh Shapiro (D‑PA), who served as attorney general before her, won in 2022.
Several Democrats have thrown their hat into the ring, and there are four vying for a chance to face the Republican candidate in November 2024. Former Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale, former Bucks County Solicitor Joe Khan, former Defender Association of Philadelphia head Keir Bradford-Grey, and Pennsylvania state Rep. Jared Soloman are running for the Democratic nomination.
Endorsements for the Democratic candidates are limited as of now — only …