Look at why GOP cares about attorney general

2014-06-11T00:00:00Z 2014-06-11T13:53:04Z Look at why GOP cares about attorney generalBy Jim Brown nwitimes.com
June 11, 2014 12:00 am  • 

I wonder if the people of Indiana realize how important the job of state attorney general is to the welfare of the middle class. They make the decisions when to sue corporations to right any wrong done to our citizens.

Attorney generals were behind the big lawsuits against tobacco in the 1990s. This translated into $246 billion over the last 25 years.

Why would the chamber of commerce and big corporate contributors spend so much to get their Republican yes men elected as attorney general? I say it is to protect the interest of big business and limit the average citizens' ability to sue them.

With so much at stake, everyone should be aware how important elections are in determining our future. I encourage everyone to do their due diligence on the candidates and go vote in every election.

- Jim Brown, Valparaiso

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