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Hodges starts general election run for Georgia Attorney General

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By Jim Wallace - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –Former 

Dougherty District Attorney Ken Hodges is now focusing on the general election after a runaway win in the Democratic primary for Attorney General.

And if that primary was any indication, you can expect a gloves off battle between Hodges and the Republican nominee, either former Cobb County Commission Chairman Sam Olens or Preston W. Smith. They will be in a runoff.

Hodges says he will again stress his experience as a prosecutor and law enforcer, saying Georgians deserve more than a career politician who has never prosecuted criminals.

Hodges said "Somebody who takes on corruption under the gold dome. Somebody who is going to take on predatory lending. And make sure that unnecessary foreclosures aren't happening. Somebody that is going to stand up for families."

With Georgia now a Republican state, Hodges is counting on a lot of cross-over votes.

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