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Election News Roundup – 8.11.2022

Tennessee: Jonathan Skrmetti, a Republican, has been selected by the Tennessee Supreme Court to serve an eight-year term as the 28th Tennessee Attorney General and Reporter. Prior to becoming Governor Bill Lee’s chief legal counsel in December 2021, Skrmetti served as chief deputy attorney general. AG Skrmetti replaces AG Herbert Slatery, who announced in May that he would not seek a second term.

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Wisconsin Settles with Frontier Over Slow Internet Speeds

Wisconsin AG Josh Kaul and the state Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection reached a settlement with internet service provider Frontier Communications Corporation and related entities (collectively, “Frontier”) to resolve allegations that Frontier violated the state’s Deceptive Trade Practices Act, Unfair Billing Law, Unfair Trade Practices Law, and Telecommunications Law by misrepresenting internet speeds and failing to deliver promised high-speed internet to Wisconsin customers.

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Second Republican Candidate Joins Race to Unseat Incumbent Wisconsin Attorney General

University of Wisconsin-Madison political science professor Ryan Owens announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination in the 2022 race for Wisconsin AG, the office currently held by Democratic AG Josh Kaul. As previously reported, Fond du Lac County DA Eric Toney is also seeking the 2022 Republican nomination. For more AG election news, insights, and polls…

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