(Portland, Ore.)—Associate Professor of Law John Kroger announced his candidacy in the 2008 election for Oregon attorney general. Citing his experience as a former federal prosecutor, Kroger said if elected he will help Oregon confront challenges such as methamphetamine manufacturing and corporate pollution, employing an aggressive approach modeled after New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer. Kroger, who teaches criminal law and jurisprudence, vowed to protect consumers and uphold civil rights, noting his outspoken criticism of the domestic surveillance program. Kroger joins state Rep. Greg Macpherson in the Democratic field; no Republicans have yet announced plans to run. Read an introduction to the two Democrats at The Oregonian.