Stuart Appelbaum, president of union RWDSU, said Democrats need attorney general candidate Kaltheen Rice on the statewide ticket this fall to offer geographical and gender balance. Also, it’s “useful” having a candidate who doesn’t come from the legislature, said the union leader.
“Her presence on the ticket will be helpful to Democratic candidates running throughout Read More
Kathleen Rice officially kicked off her campaign for attorney general today, putting emphasis on her record of fighting crime as a prosecutor in Brooklyn and, most recently, as the Nassau County district attorney. One of her rivals is arguing that Rice should be judged based on the crime rates in her county during Read More
Here’s Kathleen Rice’s campaign kick-off video, in which she talks about her record of fighting crime and protecting victims.
Rice focuses on her work as a prosecutor, which, she said, is the “last line of defense against the worst elements of humanity. And I was good at it.”
Her message is a strong contrastRead More
At the Stonewall Democratic Club last night, I ran into State Senator Eric Schneiderman, who is running for attorney general in part on his ability to take on the wrongdoing in Albany.
I asked him about State Senator Kevin Parker, a fellow Democrat who had a volatile outburst at a recent hearing and Read More
Attorney General candidate Liz Holtzman is expected to attend the candidate’s forum tonight at Stonewall Democratic Club, according to a club source, who said Holtzman was invited, and agreed to attend, just a few hours ago.
Also expected to attend are the other AG candidates, plus: Christine Quinn, who’ll be speaking as Read More
Liz Holtzman is in the race for attorney general.
At least, that’s what the voice mail message says at the law office where she just took a leave of absence.
“You have reached Elizabeth Holtzman at Herrick Feinstein. Ms. Holtzman is currently on a leave of absence from Herrick to pursue the Democratic nomination Read More
Attorney General candidate Eric Schneiderman is getting the endorsement of Margaret Chin, the City Council member from Lower Manhattan, according to a campaign source.
A formal announcement is expected later today.
Schneiderman is locking up the support of the Democratic establishment in New York City, including a sizable amount of support from African-American, Read More
Serving in Albany in a year when most people want to change Albany, if not “throw the bums out” may not be an ideal position for candidates running for statewide office. But it does offer one obvious benefit: getting endorsements from colleagues who can vouch for a candidate’s record.
In the attorney general’s Read More
AG candidate Eric Schniderman, whose opponents include at least one female candidate, is having a fund-raiser Friday featuring his prominent female supporters.
They include: State Senator Liz Krueger, Council Members Gale Brewer and Julissa Ferras, as well as former public advocate Betsy Gotbaum, former Council member Ronnie Eldridge, and major Democratic donor Susan Patricof. Read More
So, here’s a bit more about AG candidate Eric Dinallo and his relationship with AIG, which I thought would be a hindrance to his campaign but, actually, may be an asset.
Dinallo was the superindent of insurance in New York when the AIG collapsed, taking with it a ton of taxpayer dollars. But Read More