Serving as the state’s attorney general might seem like a thankless job, but Lori Swanson does not back down from a fight. As a watchdog and advocate for Minnesota consumers, she’s consistently proven willing to tackle big companies and big issues. In July, Swanson sued phone/Internet/cable provider CenturyLink, a Fortune 500 company, alleging that it was charging Minnesotans higher rates for services than its sales representatives had quoted. In 2016 Swanson’s office issued an extensive report on the abuse of opioid painkillers, with policy and legislative recommendations to address the issue. There’s speculation that Swanson will run for governor in 2018.