Where They Stand: There's A Democratic and Republican Way to be State Comptroller

It's A Free Country and The Brian Lehrer Show bring you the fall election series 30 Issues in 30 Days. We will explore one issue every day until election day - issues of relevance to the NY, NJ and CT elections and the national midterm congressional races. This week, we'll be looking into whether there is a Democratic and a Republican way to be state comptroller.

Democratic incumbent Thomas DiNapoli 

Republican challenger Harry Wilson

Both agree:

  • the state pension fund should not invest in companies that do business with countries with ties to terrorism. 
  • they would have voted for federal bailout bill because it was necessary to save the economy.  
  • to withhold judgment on ultimate success of the bailout.
  • on avoiding endorsing anyone in the race for Governor.
  • that the state comptroller's office should be filled by a special election if it’s vacated between elections.
  • that they had their own tax returns prepared by other people, and neither recall having bounced a check.