Candidates for Attorney General to Debate This Week

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HARTFORD, Conn (AP) _ The Democratic and Republican nominees for Connecticut Attorney General are set to face off in their first one-on-one debate.

The University of Connecticut Law School is hosting the event Thursday between Democrat George Jepsen and Republican Martha Dean.

Dean, a lawyer from Avon, is coming off a victory over Glastonbury lawyer Ross Garber in the GOP primary in August.

Jepsen, a Stamford attorney, was the Democratic endorsed candidate and did not have a primary after secretary of the state Susan Bysiewicz (BY’-suh-wits) was disqualified from running by the state Supreme Court because she didn’t have enough experience practicing law.

Richard Blumenthal, who has been attorney general nearly 20 years, is stepping down to seek the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Christopher Dodd.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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