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Debate: Attorney General's Race

Photo Illustration by Emily Alfin Johnson; Photos by Angela Evancie
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Vermont will elect a new attorney general on Nov. 8, 2016. Two candidates for attorney general – Republican Deb Bucknam, left, and Democrat TJ Donovan, right – debated each other on 'Vermont Edition' on Oct. 25, 2016.";s:

This week, Vermont Edition brings you election debates for three statewide offices.  On Tuesday, the leading candidates for attorney general meet in a live, face-to-face debate.

The attorney general is the state's top law enforcement officer. Criminal cases, consumer protection, enforcing the state's laws and defending the state in court is some of the work done by the Attorney General's Office.

Republican Deb Bucknam and Democrat TJ Donovan will debate each other over the issues, their qualifications and their competing visions for the office. Bucknam is an attorney from Walden, and Donovan is the Chittenden County state's attorney.

Topics discussed in this debate include:

  • Opiates
  • Marijuana
  • Officer-involved shootings
  • Private, out-of-state prisons
  • Racial bias in policing
  • Hate speech
  • Campaign finance
  • Outside legal experts
  • What candidates would bring to the office

More from VPR:Learn about the attorney general candidates and listen to interviews with VPR's Morning Edition.

Watch the debate on Facebook Live:

The debate is broadcast live on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at noon; rebroadcast at 7 p.m.

Patti is an integral part of VPR's news effort and part of the team that created Vermont Edition. As executive producer, Patti supervises the team that puts Vermont Edition on the air every day, working with producers to select and research show ideas, select guests and develop the sound and tone of the program.
The Vermont Statehouse is often called the people’s house. I am your eyes and ears there. I keep a close eye on how legislation could affect your life; I also regularly speak to the people who write that legislation.
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