LISTEN: State’s attorney general candidates discuss issues before primary


The Attorney General is Florida’s chief legal officer, responsible for protecting consumers from various types of fraud and other criminal activities, enforcing the state’s antitrust laws, and defending the state in civil litigation cases, among other responsibilities. The Attorney General sits as a member of the Florida Cabinet, along with the Chief Financial Officer and the Agriculture Commissioner. 

This year’s election is also about whether the AG’s office will once again become a national leader on consumer issues such as elder abuse or continue to be more focused on law enforcement. 

RELATED: Know Your Candidates -- a guide to the August 2018 election 

In cooperation with WLRN Public Radio, the editorial page editors of The Palm Beach Post, South Florida Sun-Sentinel and Miami Herald collaborated to interview Democratic candidates Sean Shaw and Ryan Torrens, and Republican candidate Ashley Moody. 

(Moody’s rival in the GOP primary, Frank White, declined an invitation to meet with the editors.)

Read Palm Beach Post endorsements here. 

First up, the interviews with Shaw and Torrens. 

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And here’s the interview with Moody.

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