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October 23, 2002

Albany - The republican candidate for Attorney General says her top priority is protecting children and aggressively prosecuting those who harm them. Shannon Goessling, of Marietta, is running against incumbent democrat Thurbert Baker in the race for Attorney General.

The former prosecutor says law enforcement agencies and the Department of Family and Children Services must work together to make sure children are removed from harmful situations, and then not simply forgotten about in the system.

"We need a statewide computer system that follows children in the state's care or in the DEFAC system. These children are often overlooked and end up in violent situations," said Goessling.

She also promises to aggressively enforce the death penalty.

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