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Attorney General Hood defends record, Hurst criticizes him

Several candidates for statewide offices spoke Wednesday at the Neshoba County Fair in the hills of east central Mississippi. Here's some of what they said: ____ Attorney General Jim Hood, a Democrat seeking his fourth term, defended his lawsuit against Google, saying the company has done too little to prevent people from using its search engines to find and buy prescription drugs without a having prescription. He said his office has recovered $3 billion for the state in the past eight years and his staff has worked to shut down online crime, including child pornography. "Those people in our office fight for you every day," Hood said. ____ Mike Hurst, the Republican...

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