Debate: Attorney General Candidates
10/19/12 12:00PM By Bob Kinzel
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Vermont's Attorney General is called the state's top law enforcement officer. Seven-term incumbent Bill Sorrell (D) is running for re-election and faces major party opposition from Jack McMullen (R) and Ed Stanak (P).
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Bob Kinzel's questions to the candidates:
- SuperPAC spending in the Attorney General's race, AG's role in campaign finance rules
- Independent Investigations of police use of force
- Stance on police use of electronic stun guns
The candidates' questions to each other:
- Stanak questions Sorrell: Would you pursue action against companies that don't perform to the terms of contracts they have with the state?
- McMullen questions Sorrell: Coordination between Howard Dean and a SuperPAC supporting Sorrell
- Sorrell questions McMullen: Would you have joined the multi-state lawsuit against the tobacco companies?
- McMullen questions Stanak: Attorney General as "activist"
- Sorrell questions Stanak: Would you pursue large banks for antitrust violations?
- Stanak questions McMullen: What would be the cost to the state of your law and order approach?
Listeners' questions to the candidates:
- Please define your position on industrial wind?
- Why are we seeing campaign ads that paint Vermont so negatively?
- Would you argue that DOMA is unconstitutional