Candidate profiles: Attorney general

Sharna Johnson

In the race between Gary King and Matt Chandler for state attorney general, corruption and border security have dominated discussions.

Democrat incumbent King has stood behind his record and taken the position that his opponent lacks the diversity of legal experience required of the office.

Chandler, Republican 9th Judicial District Attorney and Clovis native, has taken the stance King has been too soft in cracking down on corruption.

Early polls indicate Chandler will have to make up some ground to take the Nov. 2 election. A September phone survey indicated King had garnered 52 percent of supporters.

The Clovis News Journal asked the candidates some questions about their campaign positions and what they hope to bring to the state if elected: