Raul Labrador file photo

Attorney general candidate Raul Labrador talks at a gathering at the Republican Party primary election night headquarters.

BOISE — The duties of the Idaho Attorney General are clearly laid out in state law, in a list of 18 specific tasks ranging from representing all state agencies, officers and institutions in court, to providing legal advice to the Legislature, to enforcing specific laws, from internet crimes against children to prosecuting corrupt county officials.

Yet the two candidates vying for the position on the November ballot have sharply differing views of how they’d address the role.

Tom Arkoosh file photo

Boise attorney Tom Arkoosh announced his candidacy as the Democratic nominee for Idaho attorney general on July 26.

Betsy Z. Russell is the Boise bureau chief and state capitol reporter for the Idaho Press and Adams Publishing Group. Follow her on Twitter at @BetsyZRussell.

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