Other candidates include Assemblyman Thomas Abinanti (D-Greenburgh), New York City attorney Lloyd Constantine, attorney Michael Diederich Jr., former lieutenant governor candidate Leecia Roberta Eve, attorney Nicole Gueron, former New York City Comptroller Elizabeth Holtzman, Rockland County Attorney Thomas Humbach, New York State Supreme Court Judge Doris Ling-Cohan, attorney Mina Quinto Malik, Assemblyman Daniel J.
Schneiderman resigned on May 7 following a New Yorker report that he had allegedly abused four women he had dated. The first person up was the acting Attorney General, Barbara Underwood. Past attorneys general have ranged from a defender of consumers, a crime fighter, an investigator of Wall Street corruption and, in Schneiderman's case, an adversary to the policies of President Donald Trump.
"Let's allow Barbara Underwood to protect New Yorkers and the interests of New York State as our attorney general not just for the next six months but for years to come".More news: Mets' Cespedes sidelined with hip strain
Although the state constitution says the Legislature appoints a successor when the attorney general's post is vacant, in reality, the Democrats who lead the Assembly make the decision, because with more than 100 members, they have the largest faction in both houses.
With the most heavily populated region of the state being New York City and its suburbs, the state Legislature is dominated by downstate Democrats.
Lentol said he can't commit to appointing the AG's successor before the political conventions begin, saying it would be "difficult". Betty Little, R-Queensbury, are calling on Schneiderman to donate his remaining campaign funds to programs that support domestic violence victims.More news: Beastie Boys detail 592-page book, due out in October
Lavine said that the Legislature would discuss the candidates next week on Tuesday and Wednesday, and that an interim attorney general could be chosen before the end of the week.
If the Legislature does anoint an individual who opts to run for the office, the appointment may not carry the baggage that some suggest it would, said NY political strategist Tom Doherty.
Unlike the women who have described specific instances of Schneiderman's violence, abuse and threats, the former attorney general's prosecution of these pro-life sidewalk counselors has shown no evidence of violence, force, threats, obstruction, or inappropriate contact. "Underwood is the safe bet till the end of year".More news: Zuckerberg agrees to European parliament meeting