The Republican challenger in the race for New York Attorney General has begun airing TV ads and is making an issue of incumbent Eric Schneiderman’s role in a controversial ethics commission.
Republican candidate for Attorney General John Cahill has made several stops around the state in recent days, focusing on the controversial Moreland Commission on corruption.
Cahill says there are unanswered questions about how deeply involved the current Attorney General, Eric Schneiderman, was with the commission. The commission's actions are now under federal investigation.
Governor Cuomo is non-committal about whether he’ll debate his Democratic and Republican opponents in the fall elections.
Cuomo, who spoke after an early morning stop at the State Fair in Syracuse, would not say whether he’ll debate Republican candidate for Governor Rob Astorino, or a Democratic primary opponent Zephyr Teachout.
“I’ll leave that to the campaigns to talk through,” said Cuomo.
The governor was asked what he meant by the statement.
A Quinnipiac University poll shows the race for Governor virtually unchanged since the spring, with incumbent Governor Andrew Cuomo far ahead of his Republican and Democratic challengers. The favorable ratings for Cuomo come after weeks of negative news stories about the governor’s alleged interference in an ethics panel, and an on going federal investigation.
An upstate pro-business group is out with ratings for the Senate and Assembly, and finds, not surprisingly, that more liberal Democrats are at odds with the group’s agenda than conservative leaning Republicans. Unshackle Upstate says that could have implications for the group’s interests if Democrats take over the Senate in November.