From the SunHerald…

Attorney general candidate Steve Simpson is crying foul over the surfacing of a video of him helping get a friend out of jail last year, saying incumbent Attorney General Jim Hood used his office’s investigatory power to get the video, then leaked it to YouTube and a political blog.

Hood’s campaign says the video is a public record and says then-Public Safety Commissioner Steve Simpson used his office’s power to spring his friend from jail.

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