PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -- A former state and federal prosecutor announced her run to become Arizona's next Attorney General.
In a news release, campaign officials cited Lacy Cooper's 15 years of public service and detailed her focus on what she considers failed federal immigration policies. "I can’t sit back while the state I love is suffering so greatly from the consequences of the federal government’s failure to prioritize public safety,” Cooper said in a statement.
Other key policies Cooper is focused on include Constitutional rights, individuals' rights, protecting the state's vulnerable and disabled populations, and ensuring the protection of law enforcement.
Cooper's announcement comes a week after Arizona's current attorney general, Mark Brnovich, threw his hat into the U.S. Senate race. Brnovich, vying to unseat Democrat Mark Kelly, has centered his campaign around border security and the Second Amendment.