Pressure mounts for Pirro in her campaign for attorney general

A day after Westchester District Attorney Jeanine Pirro announced she is dropping out of her bid for U.S. Senate and will run for state attorney general, the pressure is on for her to become the state?s top law enforcer.

The GOP has made it clear that they wanted Pirro for attorney general, since the crime-fighting district attorney is their best shot at putting a Republican in a statewide office. Many now wonder if Pirro can recover from her flagging campaign for U.S. Senate to gain popularity for the AG seat. No Republican has ever won a statewide office without the Conservative or Independence line, so winning over those parties will be crucial for Pirro.

Pirro?s candidacy for state attorney general will be formally announced in January. She currently trails in the polls against two potential Democratic Party rivals, Andrew Cuomo and former NYC Public Advocate Mark Green.

Related story Pirro abandons her bid to unseat Senator Hillary Clinton

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