Mo. AG candidate calls for expanding No-Call list

Thursday, July 17, 2008

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Democratic attorney general candidate Jeff Harris says he wants to expand the telemarketing No Call list and crack down on e-mail spammers.

Harris says business and cell phones should be added to the No Call list, managed and enforced by the attorney general. He says politicians should be barred from using "robo-calls" from automatic dialing machines.

Harris also wants the state's public counsel to be part of the attorney general's office. The public counsel is picked by the director of Economic Development Department to advocate for consumers before the utility regulators.

Besides Harris, of Columbia, other Democrats running in the Aug. 5 attorney general's primary include Sen. Chris Koster, of Harrisonville, and Rep. Margaret Donnelly, of St. Louis. Sen. Michael Gibbons, of Kirkwood, is the lone Republican candidate.

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