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Attorney General candidate visits Valdosta

By Jade Bulecza - bio | email

VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) - Georgia Attorney General Candidate Ken Hodges is campaigning on consumer rights and against businesses preying on consumers.

Hodges was the Dougherty District Attorney for 12 years. 

In Valdosta on Thursday, he says it's a natural step for him to run for the job of top law enforcement officer in the state. If he wins he says he will go after businesses like those he previously prosecuted in Albany. 

"When Pay Day Lenders moved into Albany and tried to take money from people who couldn't afford it, we shut them down, seized their bank accounts, and gave the money back to the victims who had been charged as much as seven, eight, 900 percent on the interest rates on short term loans," said Hodges.

During his visit today, he spoke with the Bar Association. He's also meeting with State Representatives Amy Carter and Ellis Black.

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