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11 January 2001

Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Attorney general-designate John Ashcroft was defended Thursday by supporters, among them victims of violent crime who praised him as a champion of their rights. "We need a champion like him; that's the only way victims have a say," said Darlene Hutchinson, an advocate for crime victims from Texas, who was kidnapped and raped in 1987. She spoke at a news conference called by Sen. Jon Kyl, R-Ariz., a Judiciary Committee member and an Ashcroft... (GunPolicy.org)

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