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The duties of the Idaho Attorney General are clearly laid out in state law, in a list of 18 specific tasks ranging from representing all state agencies, officers and institutions in court, to providing legal advice to the Legislature, to enforcing specific laws, from internet crimes against children to prosecuting corrupt county officials. Yet the two candidates vying for the position on the November ballot have sharply differing views of how they’d address the role.

The next in my series of articles on contested races and issues on the November ballot focuses on the race for Idaho Attorney General between Republican nominee Raul Labrador and Democratic nominee Tom Arkoosh. You can read my full story here at idahopress.com (subscription required), or pick up today’s Sunday/Monday print edition of the Idaho Press.

Betsy Z. Russell is the Boise bureau chief and state capitol reporter for the Idaho Press and Adams Publishing Group. Follow her on Twitter at @BetsyZRussell.

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