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The race for Michigan Attorney General runs into its final month

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Steve Carmody
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Michigan Radio

Michigan’s hard hitting race for Attorney General is moving into its final month.

TV ads have been running for weeks taking shots at both Democrat Dana Nessel and Republican Tom Leonard.

Nessel campaign ties Leonard to drug companies and corporate polluters. 

Leonard’s campaign has implied Nessel has protected sexual abusers and is “unfit” for office because she allegedly mistreated her campaign staff.

Nessel says the attacks on her show she’s winning.

“I think it’s a sign that the Republicans know they’re flailing and they don’t have anything.  They don’t have a message that is going to interest people” says Nessel.

For his part, Leonard says he doesn’t think the race has been “nasty.”

“At least from our campaign, I would not say it’s nasty,” says Leonard. “I would say they we have certainly revealed a lot truth that’s out there that citizens need to know.”

A poll last month showed Nessel leading in the Attorney General’s race. 

Steve Carmody has been a reporter for Michigan Radio since 2005. Steve previously worked at public radio and television stations in Florida, Oklahoma and Kentucky, and also has extensive experience in commercial broadcasting.
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