Pressure mounts on Westchester DA to make a decision about higher office
Pressure is mounting on Westchester District Attorney Jeanine Pirro to make a decision about running for a statewide office.
After Governor George Pataki (R-NY) announced Wednesday that he would not seek a fourth term, eyes turned to Pirro as a possible candidate to run on the Republican ticket in 2006. Many residents of Westchester say she would do a great job for the state.
Speculation has also pointed to Pirro running for state attorney general or going against Senator Hillary Clinton (D-NY), who is running for re-election in 2006. Political experts say with her high-profile position and name recognition, she will have little trouble raising money for any position she sets her sights on.
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