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Attorney general candidates show very different priorities

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ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson puts consumer protection at or near the top of her priority list.

Her main challenger, Chris Barden, talks first about suing the federal government over health care reform, followed by election law changes and says that after 40 years of Democrats in the office it is time for a Republican.


To say the two have differences certainly is an understatement.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.