Attorneys General Races Called in Connecticut and Nevada
William Tong has claimed victory in the race for Connecticut’s Attorney General. The 45-year-old University of Chicago Law School graduate becomes the state’s first Asian American AG and only the second elected Asian American AG in the history of the nation. He is currently the Co-Chairman of the state legislature’s Judiciary Committee and a civil litigation lawyer. He vowed to fight many of the Trump administration's policies including those on immigration, and he labeled Hatfield a strong supporter of Trump. “I’m ready to protect and defend Connecticut families and to be your fireball and I could not be more grateful for your confidence and support,” he said during his victory speech. In Nevada, Aaron Ford has emerged as the apparent winner in the state’s Attorney General race. The 45-year-old Ohio State graduate is a former educator who had been serving as a State Senator since 2012. Prior to that, Ford served four and a half years as a judge advocate for the Air Force after graduating law school. He's currently a major in the Air Force Reserves. He had been endorsed by former President Barack Obama and former Attorney GeneralEric Holder. “I am so humbled and grateful to be Nevada’s next attorney general,” Ford said in a statement. “You want a champion in your corner, and I’m so honored that you’ve elected me to be that champion.” More here.