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Hitting Donovan

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The NYS Democratic Party is out with an ad hitting Republican AG candidate Dan Donovan for not denouncing Carl Paladino's offensive emails. Donovan says that as sitting district attorney of Staten Island, he's prohibited from commenting on much political activity (which did not prevent him from delivering a blistering critique of Albany when he launched his campaign).

The campaign for the Democratic AG candidate, Eric Schneiderman, is also pointing out that Donovan had once said he would participate in debates "on any issues." So far, there have not been any debates.

For Democrats, hitting an opponent for not debating could lead to some collateral damage.

UPDATE: An interested reader notes the issue Schneiderman's campaign is pushing is Donovan's refusal to have a debate specifically dedicated to Wall Street issues. More generally-themed debates "will happen," I'm told.