The Republican Attorneys General Association (RAGA) is the only national organization whose mission is electing Republicans to the Office of State Attorney General. RAGA collaborates with our current Republican attorneys general and recruits outstanding candidates, providing them assistance with research, message development and financial support.
In 1999, 12 Republican AGs formed RAGA to address the lack of commitment by some state attorneys general to defend federalism, adhere to the law, and apply a common sense, free market approach to governing. Since then, RAGA has multiplied its effectiveness, growing the number of Republican attorneys general to 24. This success is a direct result of our high-quality candidates and strong financial support from our members.
- Republican attorneys general hold 24 seats across the country. Our Chairman, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, leads RAGA.
- RAGA continues to show its fundraising prowess, raising $40 million for the 2018 election cycle including $8 million in October. By comparison, the Democratic Attorneys General Association raised $24 million.
- Republican AGs have been instrumental in unraveling policies enacted by the previous Administration, including the EPA’s Clean Power Plan and various rules including Waters of the US, DOL’s overtime rule, the CFPB's Arbitration Rule and many others. Republican AGs are actively working with the administration to restore the rule of law and correct other previous unconstitutional overreaches
- In the two years President Trump was sworn into office, Republican AGs and RAGA have become the “tip of the spear,” interfacing directly with the Administration, continuing our efforts to preserve, promote, and protect fundamental beliefs in limited government and the rule of law.
RAGA works with attorneys general across the country to support the rule of law, limited government, cooperative federalism, legal reform, free enterprise, aggressive crime fighting, equal opportunity, and the preservation of conservative values.
Through robust candidate recruitment, RAGA brings effective public servants to the office of AG and deepens our Party’s talent pool. Currently, two Republican U.S. Senators, three Republican Governors, and several federal judges once served as their state’s Republican attorney general. We are thrilled that Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley and Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine have been elected as the newest U.S. Senator and Governor in their state, respectively.
Republican attorneys general are committed to governing in a responsible and effective manner, fighting to protect free enterprise, our liberties and the Constitution.
After the 2018 election results, the role of Republican AGs has become even more vital to providing a check against the Left’s liberal agenda. A new wave of democratic attorneys general will look to politicize their offices with frivolous lawsuits attacking the policies and regulatory reform efforts of the Trump Administration. Our directive for 2019 is clear: ensure RAGA is prepared to elect more Republican attorneys general, with prime opportunities to flip Democratic seats in Kentucky and Mississippi. As we head into next year, Republican attorneys general will continue to govern in a responsible and effective manner, fighting to protect free enterprise, our liberties and the Constitution.