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  Swanson, Lori
<-  2007-12-00  
NameLori Swanson
Eagan, Minnesota , United States
Website [Link]
Born December 16, 1966 (50 years)
Last ModifedPaul
Nov 29, 2012 11:20pm
InfoDeputy Attorney General of Minnesota, 1999-2003. Solicitor General of Minnesota 2003-present. Swanson was 35 years old as of November of 2002.

Lori Swanson is making her first bid for political office. She is a longtime colleague of the incumbent Attorney General Mike Hatch. Swanson worked with Hatch in private law practice, and when he became AG in 1999 he joined his staff. Swanson served as deputy attorney general until 2002, when she was appointed solicitor general.

As solicitor general, Swanson is responsible for various civil actions undertaken by the Attorney General's Office on behalf of the public. Hatch reportedly encouraged her to run for office after the DFL-endorsed candidate, Matt Entenza, dropped out suddenly.

Unlike her two main DFL competitors, former U.S. Rep. Bill Luther and State Sen. Steve Kelley, Swanson has little name recognition and faces a tough fight to win the Sept. 12 primary.


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Jan 06, 2007 02:10pm News Incoming AG Swanson faces calls to ditch Hatch  Article Eric 
Jan 02, 2007 03:00pm News Minnesota's first woman AG takes over as Swanson takes oath  Article Eric 
Dec 11, 2006 10:00am News Incoming attorney general asks Hatch to stay  Article Eric 

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