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If Elected Attorney General, Missouri Democrat Says He'll Be Less Partisan

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Democrat Rich Finneran is running for attorney general of Missouri against Republican incumbent Eric Schmitt, who was appointed to the office by Gov. Mike Parson.

Rich Finneran says he's running to be the state's top attorney in part because of what Republican incumbent Eric Schmitt has been doing in office.

Finneran doesn't think Schmitt should remain in a lawsuit aimed at striking down the Affordable Care Act. "There's a significant risk we could lose some of the protections we've enjoyed for years," Finneran says. The St. Louis lawyer also sees a need for a holistic approach to reducing violent crime in Missouri which has also gone up on Schmitt's watch.

  • Rich Finneran, Democratic candidate for attorney general of Missouri
Steve Kraske is the host of KCUR's Up To Date. Follow him on Twitter @stevekraske.
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