Sean Shaw would be a disaster as Florida Attorney General

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Democrat Sean Shaw announced today that he is running for Florida Attorney General. In response, Republican Attorneys General Association (RAGA) Executive Director, Scott Will, released the following statement: “Sean Shaw is an extreme liberal who would put his personal political agenda ahead of anything else — including the law. There should be no doubt, Shaw would join progressive Democrats across America as an activist attorney general — legislating through the … Read More

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 … Read More

Aaron Ford is confused about the law, again

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – It’s true, Aaron Ford, a Democrat seeking the Nevada’s Attorney General Office is upset Attorney General Adam Laxalt followed the law. We all know Ford really wants to be Governor and then President, but this is getting ridiculous… Last year, Ford was testifying before the State Senate Committee on Judiciary when he admitted he did not know what larceny means. Ford said [with video]: “Not being … Read More

Costs Have “Skyrocketed” for “Brand New” CFPB HQ

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Republican attorneys general have repeatedly pressed for oversight and accountability of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). Unfortunately, for hard-working American taxpayers, former Director Richard Cordray resisted them at every turn. As Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge asserted last year, “Mr. Cordray has become the poster child for bureaucrats behaving badly.” The evidence continues to pile up; The Daily Caller takes Cordray to task for “ballooning renovation costs” … Read More

ICYMI — The Hill: Justice Department, Republican AGs back Trump in fight over consumer bureau

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Justice Dept, Republican AGs back Trump in fight over consumer bureau The Hill By Sylvan Lane December 18, 2017 thehill.com/policy/finance/365478-justice-department-republican-ag The Justice Department and a group of 13 Republican attorneys general on Monday backed President Trump and his pick for the acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) in a federal challenge to his appointment. Both filed briefs supporting Trump and Office of Management and … Read More

Republican AG Chairman Leslie Rutledge Applauds President Trump for Deregulation Agenda

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following President Donald J. Trump’s remarks on his Administration’s historic deregulation efforts, Republican Attorneys General Association (RAGA) Chairman and Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge released the following statement: “For eight years, the Obama administration waged a brutal assault on our economy by leveling billions of dollars in costly regulations on hardworking Americans. Republican attorneys general held the line against the federal … Read More

POLL: Most Americans Support Trump Rewriting Obama’s ‘Waters Of The US’ Rule

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Republican attorneys general opposed the Obama administration’s Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule. They viewed it as a massive, federal seizure of authority over land traditionally regulated by the states. When President Donald J. Trump issued an executive order back in February — ordering the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to review the rule … Read More

Leslie Rutledge: Mick Mulvaney at CFPB has already been a refreshing change

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Summary: Arkansas Attorney General and Republican Attorneys General Association Chairman Leslie Rutledge joined Mornings with Maria on Fox Business earlier today. The host, Maria Bartiromo, and General Rutledge discussed the “absolutely out of control” Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). CFPB Director Well the president absolutely has the authority to appoint Mick Mulvaney as (acting) director of the CFPB, and that’s why the court … Read More

Mattei is more of the same, not right for Connecticut

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Soon after Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen said he will not seek re-election, Democrat Chris Mattei announced he is running for the Office of Attorney General. In response, Republican Attorneys General Association (RAGA) Executive Director, Scott Will, released the following statement: “Chris Mattei wants to double-down on the failed tax-and-spend policies that have crippled Connecticut. The economy is sputtering, jobs and companies are leaving, more of … Read More

The George Costanza move

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Do you recall that “Seinfeld” episode where George Costanza kept coming back to work? Well, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has it’s own Costanza… The Wall Street Journal Editorial Board writes: Remember the “Seinfeld” episode in which George Costanza refused to leave even after he was found to be faking a disability? No matter the obstacle, George strove to occupy his office. The U.S. government … Read More