Andrew Cuomo and Eric Schneiderman have been campaigning side-by-side all day today, and at a rally in Albany, the soon-to be ex AG took a pot-shot at the Republican who hopes to replace him, Dan Donovan, and spoke out on behalf of the Democrat who does.
“If we don’t have Eric Schneiderman, you’re basically going to retire that [Attorney General’s] office from service. His opponent literally says, ‘I don’t want to be the sheriff of Wall Street.’ What do you mean, you don’t want to be the sheriff of Wall Street? The job description is: you’re the sheriff of Wall Street. If you don’t want the job, don’t run for the job,” Cuomo said in a line touted by the Schneiderman campaign.
The statement comes as Cuomo only tepidly endorsed Schneiderman days after the September primary. Schneiderman meanwhile has emphasized his similarities to the former attorney general in many of his policy statements. The two are slated to appear together at a rally in Queens later this afternoon.
Yesterday’s Siena poll has Cuomo beating Republican candidate Carl Paladino by a big margin, while Schneiderman’s opponent, Republican Dan Donovan, has picked up seven points in the two weeks, making the AG race a tie.
Democrats all over the state have been campaigning together in an effort to stress the importance of voting for a straight Democratic ticket.