WCIA: Harold outlines plan to combat corruption

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Erika Harold, Republican candidate for Illinois Attorney General is working hard – traveling the state – sharing her vision for how to clean up Springfield. She knows Illinois is worth fighting for and she will take the fight to the corrupt Mike Madigan machine.

Erika recently sat down WCIA in Springfield to talk about her plans.

More from her WCIA interview here:

Republican Erika Harold outlined her plan to investigate and fight against corruption in government during an interview with Capitol Connection on Sunday. 

“The attorney general has some statutory authority to address public corruption, and so [it’s my plan to] use that in a very robust and proactive way,” Harold said.

She acknowledged the powers of the office to issue subpoenas or convene a grand jury are limited by the General Assembly, but said she could also partner with state’s attorneys across Illinois to carry out her mission. 

“You are limited in terms of just being able to do a roving investigation and I think that’s important for people to know,” Harold explained. “You don’t want any office to be using it as a way to settle political scores.” 

Harold said she would seek to use the powers of the Attorney General’s office to consolidate local government agencies, battle opioid abuse and deceptive marketing.