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Murray launches bid for Delaware Attorney General

Former Republican gubernatorial candidate Julianne Murray throws her hat in the ring for next year’s race for Attorney General.


Murray believes her run for governor last year will help because it’s given her some name recognition.


She says she also learned a lot about Delawareans, noting she found that while the state is diverse, safety is the one common core value.

Murray points to public safety as the reason she’s running, outlining three key principles that will guide her campaign.

"Law enforcement feels like they're not being supported by the Attorney General," said Murray. "I think that people are worried about crime and protecting themselves, and I'm also concerned about the level of prosecution and keeping violent criminals off the street."

Murray adds says she wants to keep the AG's office focused on enforcing the law.  She claims the state’s current Attorney General, Democrat Kathy Jennings, is making the office political and bowing to a social agenda.

Murray she’s heard from law enforcement officers who feel no one has their back, and she plans to find ways to balance supporting law enforcement and community concerns.

"One of the things for the communities is assuring them that I do not have rose colored glasses that all law enforcement do everything at 100% perfect all of the time. There are bad apples in every job," said Murray. "So I have zero, zero tolerance for a law enforcement officer that abuses their position."

If elected, Murray also vows to serve her full term and not make a second run for governor in 2024.

Retired Kent County judge Charles Welch announced earlier this month he’s also seeking the Republican nomination for Attorney General.  The office is currently held by Democrat Kathy Jennings -who has not yet announced a reelection bid.

Joe brings over 20 years of experience in news and radio to Delaware Public Media and the All Things Considered host position. He joined DPM in November 2019 as a reporter and fill-in ATC host after six years as a reporter and anchor at commercial radio stations in New Castle and Sussex Counties.
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