2010 New York Attorney General election

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Nominee Eric Schneiderman Dan Donovan
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 2,478,659 1,910,361
Percentage 55.8% 43.2%

County results
Schneiderman:      40–50%      50–60%      60–70%
     70–80%      80–90%
Donovan:      40–50%      50–60%      60–70%

Attorney General before election

Andrew Cuomo
Democratic

Elected Attorney General

Eric Schneiderman
Democratic

The New York Attorney General election of 2010 took place on November 2, 2010 to elect the Attorney General of New York. Democratic nominee Eric Schneiderman defeated Republican nominee Dan Donovan. Previous Democratic Attorney General Andrew Cuomo vacated the office following his run for governor.[1]

As of 2018, this, along with the concurrent comptroller election, was the last time Erie or Nassau counties voted Republican in a statewide election. Erie County, normally a Democratic county, voted Republican in this election and in the concurrent gubernatorial election.

Democratic primary

Candidates

Results

Democratic primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Eric Schneiderman 227,203 34.36%
Democratic Kathleen Rice 210,726 31.87%
Democratic Sean Coffey 108,185 16.36%
Democratic Richard L. Brodsky 65,683 9.93%
Democratic Eric R. Dinallo 49,499 7.49%
Majority 16,477 2.49%
Turnout 661,296 12.53%

Republican primary

Candidates

Results

Republican Convention results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Daniel M. Donovan, Jr. 59.79%
Republican Robert Antonacci 40.21%

Independence Party

Freedom Party

Libertarian Party

General election

Results

General election results [3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Eric Schneiderman 2,478,659 55.78%
Republican Dan Donovan 1,910,361 43.20%
Libertarian Carl Person 36,488 0.82%
Freedom Party of New York Ramon J. Jimenez 18,021 0.41%
Total votes 4,443,529 100.0%
Democratic hold

References

Preceded by
2006
New York Attorney General election
2010
Succeeded by
2014