WASHINGTON, D.C. – Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen announced he will not be running for a third term. In response, Republican Attorneys General Association (RAGA) Chairman and Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge released the following statement:
“In 2018, Connecticut has an opportunity to elect an attorney general who will be a consistent and reliable advocate for working families, small business owners and people all across the state. A fresh start is needed now, more than ever, in Connecticut.”
Scott Will, Executive Director of RAGA, added:
“A reliable, impartial approach to the defense of the rule of law is at the core of a state attorney general’s job. You defend the law, uphold the Constitution and prevent the federal government from preempting state laws. Connecticut has drifted considerably from that approach and full Democratic control has left a poor economic climate with jobs leaving the state in droves.
“The Democratic Party routinely ignores the right of people to govern themselves and instead champions judicial activism. This politics over people approach is striking and it has to be stopped.”