Distraction in the AG Race

The Story

The race for state attorney general is red-hot, and with New York steeped in corruption at the highest levels of government, candidates should have plenty to talk about. Instead, the contenders are mostly focused on hot-button national issues. New York State needs an attorney general who will attend to matters closer to home.

 

The Facts You Need to Know

  1. Waste: Previous attorneys general have too-often engaged in crusades far beyond the concerns of New York State. Read more.

  2. Washington: The current AG candidates seem obsessed with going after President Trump. Read more.

  3. Corruption: Over the last decade, dozens of senior state officials have been prosecuted by the federal government for corruption, while the state attorney general’s office has been largely silent. Read more.

“It is worrisome when any candidate for a prosecutorial office announce their intention to pursue a prosecution for someone from the other party before they have examined the evidence in that office.”

Brendan Nyhan, Professor, Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan

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The Past is Present

Spitzer's Sins in the Spotlight By James R. Copland (National Review Online March 11, 2008)

“His career has always been marked by self-serving hubris.”

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“Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez is inviting people to request conviction dismissals. He expects prosecutors will consent in the great majority of a potential 20,000 cases since 1990 and an unknown number of older ones.”