Attorney General'S Race
Thursday, October 28, 2010
- Eric Schneiderman, Democratic candidate for NY Attorney General, on The Brian Lehrer Show.
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
By Karen DeWitt : NYS Public Radio/WXXI
Albany, NY —
Candidates for Attorney General of New York Eric Schneiderman and Dan Donovan squared off in a debate held Monday at WAMC public radio studios and co-sponsored by the Albany Times Union.
Monday, October 25, 2010
By Bob Hennelly
Down to his last $300,000, Staten Island District Attorney Dan Donovan's campaign for Attorney General said it got a major life line Monday in the form of a $1 million fundraiser in midtown Manhattan attended by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, former New York Governor George Pataki, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and former New York Mayor Ed Koch.
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
By Alec Hamilton : Assistant Producer, WNYC News
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.
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Eric Schneiderman (D) vs. Dan Donovan (R)
The race to become New York's next Attorney General is a contest between Democrat Eric Schneiderman, a current State Senator, and Republican Dan Donovan, current Staten Island District Attorney
Eric Schneiderman (D)
WNYC Coverage of Eric Schneiderman
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
By Ewa Kern-Jedrychowska : Nowy Dziennik/The Polish Daily News
Attorney General candidate Richard Brodsky has been courting the Russian-speaking community like no other candidate in the AG race. A dispatch from Little Brooklyn's “Little Odessa” from A Feet in 2 Worlds.
Wednesday, August 04, 2010
New York attorney general candidate Eric Schneiderman is defending himself--one day after he voted against a property tax cap as a member of the state Senate. The tax cap passed Tuesday night.
One of Schneiderman's opponents in the Democratic AG primary, attorney Sean Coffey, said the vote was a "rebuke' to taxpayers.
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Kathleen Rice did not attend this morning's forum for attorney general candidates, hosted by City Hall News, in Manhattan.
Rice's spokesman, Eric Phillips, emailed this statement: "She was at work at her DA's office. She debated twice in last five days and is looking forward to the Citizens Union debate tomorrow. She attends as many as she can in light of her responsibilities as district attorney."
Curtailing public appearances (and opportunities to be attacked directly) is one of the benefits of tending to your full-time job, while running for another one.
There’s another AG candidate’s event tonight. I’m waiting to hear back if Rice will be attending.
UPDATE: A spokesman for Rice says she will be not be attending tonight's forum. She's going to a campaign event in Brooklyn, instead.
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
“I just got polled,” a reader emailed recently.
This reader--who still has a landline in their Manhattan apartment and is a registered Democrat--took detailed notes about the call, including the fact that the Andrew Cuomo’s last name was pronounced “Coo-mo” by the caller.
The survey was about the AG’s race, and they were testing, among other things, which attribute is most important in picking the next AG.
“Cuomo's best choice.”
“They are the only candidate who has identified investigated and prosecuted misdeeds on Wall Street”
“Most progressive candidate”
“Served in military”
“Know how to get things done in Albany”
“They will fight for people who can't fight for themselves”
“Put people of NY ahead of special interests”
“Proven record of protecting New Yorkers”
“Restore trust in government”
“Best chance to win in November”
“Someone from outside the system who will be able to clean up corruption and dysfunction in Albany”
“Created nationally recognized effort to combat drunk driving”
“Only candidate who has never run for office before”
I’d be interesting in seeing which of these qualities scored highest.
Also, the caller wanted to know which critical statement made by opponents already was most disconcerting.
“They don't understand how to police Wall Street”
"They work for a firm that donated money to political candidates to get access to government”
“Too liberal and don't represent New Yorkers”
“Too rich to be in touch with average New Yorkers”
“Did not strongly support reforming Rockefeller drug laws”
“Have been in Albany too long and won't be able to bring changes to state”
“Have donated money to Republican candidates”
“Once registered as Republican”
“Not supported a woman's ability to work part time while raising a family served as elected official”
For the most part, the candidates have been shaping their identities through free media and sparsely-watched debates. Feedback from these kinds of surveys will have a real impact once the paid media (i.e. television and radio ads!) start airing.
Friday, July 02, 2010
The AG candidate's campaign posted this ad on the Jobs That Are Left list-serv:
Sean is a retired Navy Captain, successful lawyer, and Wall Street
reformer running in the Democratic Primary for New York State Attorney
General. He is also the only true outsider in the race, having never
before been elected or appointed to political office. Sean has
pledged never to run for Governor, and views himself as the people's
lawyer, not a politician.
With offices opening across the state, the Coffey Campaign needs
interns. Intern opportunities include meeting with volunteers,
working with community organizations, and using the voter file to
track and manage volunteers. Interns should also be comfortable
working on projects on their own and able to excel in a fast paced
environment. An ideal candidate will be able to commit to 40 hours per
week but hours and dates are flexible. For more information on Sean or
any of his platforms, visit Coffey2010.com.
To apply, please send an email to [redacted] [at] coffey2010.com,
with a brief resume attached.
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
The solidarity with workers is, I think, a sentiment not entirely shared by voters, according to a Quinnipiac poll released today. Then again, unions do have an unignorable role in Democratic Party politics.
In late May, about 300 workers at the iconic applesause producer went on strike after management sought wage cuts. Worker refused, and said the company made more than $500 million in profits last year, making wage cuts unnecessary.
Wednesday, June 23, 2010