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Federal Issues Key in Georgia Attorney General Race

By: AP
By: AP

Atlanta, Georiga (AP) --

Clashes over federal policy don't usually dominate the debate in the campaign for Georgia's next attorney general.

But Republican Sam Olens and Democrat Ken Hodges have sparred
over whether Georgia should adopt an immigration law that mirror's
Arizona's new crackdown in the runup to the Nov. 2 election.

And they have butted heads over how to respond to the sweeping
health care overhaul adopted by Congress this year.

The sharp debate on these federal issues jars with the
traditional role of the office -- to uphold the Georgia
Constitution.

But both candidates vowed to play a more proactive role than
current Attorney General Thurbert Baker, who ran a failed bid for
governor.


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