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Wasden Announces Re-election Bid

Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden hands out press releases at the state capitol announcing his bid for a fourth term as the state's top lawyer today in Boise. (AP photo: John Miller)

Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden launched his re-election campaign today, pledging to continue to stand up for the “rule of law.” Among the accomplishments he listed from his 11 years in office: Pursuing more than 130 public corruption cases, resulting in 49 convictions or guilty pleas; prosecution of internet child sexual predators and establishment of prevention programs; launching 224 enforcement actions over consumer fraud that brought that brought in $41 million in restitution to victims and $32 million in fines and penalties; and suing the federal government over health care reform, prompting a ruling that helped define the limits of the commerce clause/Betsy Russell, Eye on Boise. More here.

DFO: AG Lawrence Wasden and Secretary of State Ben Ysursa are the two best public servants in the executive branch. Period. Too bad that Ben is stepping down.

Question: Wonder who the Tea Party will run against Wasden?

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