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.

Related story Westchester District Attorney Pirro says she won't seek re-election

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