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tbyg52 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-30-08 01:09 PM
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9. WI: AG sounds off on voter lawsuit, rest of term
Republican Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen spent most of his first year in office keeping a low political profile -- so low that some in his own party wondered whether he was really one of them.

Not so in 2008. Van Hollen threw himself into the election full-force. He served as co-chairman of GOP presidential candidate John McCain's Wisconsin campaign. He sent state agents to the polls. He filed a lawsuit demanding the state Government Accountability Board abide by federal law and verify the identities of tens of thousands of voters before the election. A judge threw the lawsuit out a little more than a week before the election, though.

Van Hollen sat down with The Associated Press recently to discuss what the lawsuit accomplished, the role party politics played in the action and other postelection issues, including how the state's budget woes could affect the state Justice Department.

AP: What do you think you accomplished with the lawsuit ultimately dismissed?

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