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Aronberg jumps into AG race

David-Aronberg Haven't heard it officially yet, but multiple sources say Democratic state Sen. Dave Aronberg is about to announce for attorney general.

UPDATE: Setting the stage for a two-or three-person Democratic primary, state Sen. Dave Aronberg of Greenacres announced his candidacy for attorney general today, calling himself a champion for consumers. State Sen. Dan Gelber of Miami Beach is likely to follow suit soon, while former state Sen. Rod Smith of Alachua also is looking at the race.

“Whether it is tightening our state laws against sex offenders, safeguarding our ports, or going after corporate scam artists who target our seniors, we need an Attorney General who really understands what it takes to stand up for the people of this State,” Aronberg said in a statement.

“Public safety is not some political theme to me. It is a passion. The people of this state deserve a true watchdog who will fight to protect them every day – that’s exactly what I will be,” said Sen. Aronberg. “Corporations have their attorneys, and criminals have their attorneys. I will be the people’s attorney,” said Sen. Aronberg. “And as your Attorney General, I have one message for those who seek to commit crimes or fraud against our citizens: If you target Floridians, the state will target you.”


[Last modified: Thursday, September 9, 2010 6:04pm]


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