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Hillary Clinton encourages votes for Democratic AG candidate

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Posted at 10:07 AM, Oct 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-25 04:59:51-04

(LEX 18) — Former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton sent an email on behalf of the Democratic Attorneys General Association to encourage votes for candidates in two different states.

The email encourages voters in Kentucky and Mississippi to vote for the Democratic attorney general candidates in the races.

"Democratic Attorneys General are serving as a desperately needed legal check on the worst abuses coming out of Washington," writes Clinton.

The Kentucky Attorney General race has made national headlines for its volatile ads and barbs. Former Speaker of the House Greg Stumbo is facing off against Daniel Cameron, a former staffer for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

"Just days from now, Democrat Jennifer Riley Collins could make history as the first African American woman to hold statewide office in Mississippi," reads the email. "And Greg Stumbo could build on the progress of the current Democratic AG in Kentucky."

Stumbo's campaign manager Meredith Scalos confirmed with LEX 18 that the email is legitimate, but says that it comes from a third party organization not affiliated with the campaign.

The Republican Party of Kentucky classified the email as an endorsement from Clinton and issued the following statement: