It will be interesting to see if Justice Kennedy, who is retiring this spring or summer, has an opinion on the issue. He did side with the court’s liberal wing in June 2017 when it struck down Seattle’s ban on sports betting.
“I think that does argue for allowing state-sponsored lotteries,” said Shannon said of that decision. “There were just three justices involved in that case, and I don’t know how they’d vote.”
The other attorney general candidates are Democrats Josh Kaul of Wisconsin and Steve Bullock of Montana; Republicans Mark Green of Tennessee and Leslie Rutledge of Arkansas; Americans for Prosperity director Tim Phillips; former Ohio Secretary of State Ken Blackwell; Connie Johnson, a health care executive from Michigan; Brad Lager, founder and CEO at HSA Advisors Inc.; Gary Rucinski , a businessman from Indiana ; Sarah Steelman , former speaker pro tempore in the Alabama House of Representatives ; Jim Bridenstine , Oklahoma congressman running as an independent .