In debate, Garnett calls Suthers ‘attorney general for the tea party’

Candidate debates can be boring. Once in awhile, though, the fur flies.

That was the case yesterday in Loveland, according to the Reporter Herald, when the attorney general candidates squared off. Democratic challenger Stan Garnett accused Republican incumbent John Suthers of abusing the public trust by filing briefs in other states in opposition to health care reform.

“This is a great example of John Suthers being the attorney general for the tea party,” Garnett said.

Garnett also attacked Suthers for not being a strong enough advocate for consumers and for taking money from the payday loan industry.

Suthers countered by saying Garnet takes money from attorneys. “It’s business versus trial lawyers, and you guys can determine which makes you more uncomfortable,” Suthers said.

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Scot Kersgaard

Scot Kersgaard has been managing editor of a political newspaper, editor and co-owner of a ski town newspaper, executive editor of eight high-tech magazines (where he worked with current Apple CEO Tim Cook), deputy press secretary to a U.S. Senator, and an outdoors columnist at the Rocky Mountain News. He has an English degree from the University of Washington. He was awarded a fellowship to study internet journalism at the University of Maryland's Knight Center for Specialized Journalism. He was student body president in college. He spends his free time hiking and skiing.

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