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Sunday, October 21, 2012

Ind. Gov't. - Two major state papers today endorse Greg Zoeller for another term as Attorney General

The Fort Wayne Journal Gazette's long endorsement begins:

A series of high-profile cases, a willingness to jump into the political fray and an emphasis on keeping the public informed have made Greg Zoeller an unusually prominent Indiana attorney general.

Though his activism sometimes seemed to border on using the law for partisan purposes, Zoeller has repeatedly displayed a respect for the law over politics and, perhaps most of all, a determination to make sure Hoosiers and their elected officials are well-represented in court. Though his Democratic challenger, Kay Fleming, is a competent attorney with a public-service background and would likely make a good attorney general, Zoeller has earned a second term.

The Indianapolis Star's briefer endorsement begins:
Greg Zoeller is a quietly competent leader and attorney, one who gained valuable experience serving largely behind the scenes in his predecessor Steve Carter's administration.

So it's a bit ironic that Zoeller's first term as Indiana attorney general was marked by two high profile and highly controversial issues -- illegal immigration and the federal health-care law.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on October 21, 2012 10:44 AM
Posted to Indiana Government