New York: Candidates vie for AG, comptroller

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ALBANY — The Democratic incumbents for attorney general and comptroller are seeking second, four-year terms on Election Day, Nov. 4.

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is pointing to a record in office that includes high-profile settlements with major financial institutions and indictments of public officials for corruption.

Republicans see the potential of defeating Schneiderman as their best chance at capturing a statewide office, with Yonkers resident John Cahill once former Gov. George Pataki’s chief of staff — mounting a challenge.

Onondaga County Comptroller Robert Antonacci, a Republican, has had a more difficult time establishing his footing against Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, a who was first appointed to the job in 2007 and then won a full term in 2010. The Democrats have a lead in public-opinion polls and campaign fundraising, and Republicans haven’t won a statewide race since Pataki’s last election in 2002.

But with some expecting…

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