Tag Archives: Kathleen Rice

In the Race for Attorney General

24 Aug

The Erie County Democratic Committee is (unofficially) supporting Sean Coffey.

Mayor Byron Brown and Legislature Chairwoman Barbara Miller-Williams are supporting Eric Schneiderman.

Steve Pigeon and Congressman Brian Higgins are supporting Kathleen Rice.

Coffey and Pigeon have been doing some bickering, and people should remember that it’s good to bicker with Pedro Espada’s patronage hire.

Meanwhile, when the NY Post’s Fred Dicker asked Republican AG candidate Dan Donovan what he thought about Rick Lazio’s call to investigate the funding of the Park51 community center. Donovan’s reply,

You know, again I saw you on “Good Day New York” this morning on Channel 5, Fred. Great piece. And as you pointed out, no money’s been raised yet, so I don’t know what there is to investigate. But I have never had a discussion about the mosque situation with Mr. Lazio so I don’t know where — what he’s thinking in that area and why he’s calling upon the attorney general. He just never discussed it with me.

Higgins Endorses Kathleen Rice

7 Jun

Highlighting her position as a non-Albany reformer, Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) today endorsed Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice for Attorney General. In her remarks, Rice noted that there is a crisis of confidence in New York politics and politicians, and that part of her mission will be to restore that trust.

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The Race for Attorney General

14 May

Courtesy of Robert Harding, here is the state of the Attorney General’s race on the Democratic side. Although NY Superintendent of Insurance Eric Dinallo has the largest volume of county endorsements, they don’t amount to much. Meanwhile, Nassau DA Kathleen Rice and State Senator Eric Schneiderman are close to the 25% threshold to reach the ballot thanks to large weighted votes from Brooklyn and Manhattan. Also see this piece from Room Eight, which acts as a sort of spring training preview of the field.

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Neither Niagara nor Erie County have endorsed any candidate. The GLOW counties have backed Dinallo. Notably absent from the race is current AG Andrew Cuomo, who (a) is running a campaign for calendar year 2010; (b) but isn’t campaigning for any office yet.

On the Republican side, the only almost-announced candidate is Staten Island DA Daniel Donovan.