Polygamy is common theme for AG candidates

Polygamy is common theme for AG candidates

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They may disagree on just about everything else, but both candidates for Utah Attorney General have noticed a common theme on the campaign trail.

Republican Attorney General Mark Shurtleff said polygamy was the first question he gets asked, and he gets tired of it.

"I do, because it's a tiny part of what we do in the office, but it gets all the media attention," he said. "It's what's interesting to the media, so it's all you hear about."

He said he has only one part-time investigator to check out polygamous sects.

Democratic challenger Jean Welch Hill told the Associated Press she gets the same questions about polygamy. We called her for comment, but she did not return our calls.

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