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Saturday, June 07, 2014

 12:11 PM 

Happ says she's no stranger to a fight

Jefferson County DA Susan Happ, the first of the three AG candidates to address the convention, said she’s no stranger to a tough fight.

She told the convention she was barely 3 pounds when she was born prematurely. After she was taken away, the nurse gave her mother a shot and said “you’ll do better next time.”

But Happ said she fought hard and her father taught her from an early age to be a scrapper. He took her snowmobiling and hunting while signing her up for wrestling tournaments.

“He said, 'Don’t ever let someone tell you you can’t do something because you’re a girl,'” she said.

Thus, even though there were already two established male Dem candidates in the race for AG, “I wasn’t afraid to throw my purse in the ring.”

She played up her win in Jefferson County, which typically votes for Republicans. She said she won 56 percent of the vote in 2008 as she beat an incumbent GOP DA and performed 6 percentage points better than Barack Obama in the county.

Happ also joked with the crowd that coming from Jefferson County, she’s not used to being around so many Dems.

She also knocked a GOP agenda that she said includes dismantling numerous priorities Dems hold dear by approving voter ID, wiping out collective bargaining, repealing an equal pay law and requiring ultrasounds.

“When will the attacks stop? I’m here to tell you as your next attorney general, they stop with me,” she said.

-- By JR Ross


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