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2018 election video: What does the attorney general do?

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Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson took office in 2007.
The state's attorney general acts as the state's lawyer, representing state agencies and employees as well as regular Minnesotans in certain cases.
Jiwon Choi | MPR News

Minnesotans will choose its new state attorney general on Nov. 6, 12 years after incumbent Lori Swanson was elected to the office. 

Swanson decided not to seek re-election, leaving three men vying for the office. They are: DFL candidate Keith Ellison, Republican Doug Wardlow and Noah Johnson from the Grassroots-Legal Cannabis Now party. 

But how much do you know about what the state's top lawyer does?

Did you know you also can be represented by the attorney general in certain cases?

Watch the video to learn more about what the job, in under a minute. 

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