Democratic candidates for NY AG share message of opposing Trump

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Four competing Democratic candidates for state attorney general joined forces Thursday night to condemn President Donald Trump at a campaign event in White Plains.

"We are all against Donald Trump," said Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, who is running both to retain his congressional seat and for the Democratic nomination for state attorney general. "Not going to say a negative thing about any of these candidates."

"Right now, we are not in normal times," said Zephyr Teachout, another candidate. "Donald Trump is posing an existential threat. We have a moral crisis in this country."

Those moral issues include women's reproductive rights.

"What happens between me and my body and women in this room is between us and our God and no one else," said Letitia James, the current New York City Public Advocate who is leading in the latest polls in the race to become the next AG.

It follows the resignation of former Attorney General Eric Schneider, a fierce Trump critic who resigned after allegations of physical abuse emerged from several women he dated. Each of the Democratic hopefuls wants to use the AG position to take on the Trump administration in court.

"It's hard, but it's not rocket science," joked Leecia Eve, the remaining candidate.

But although the candidates shared a liberal message, many Democratic voters in the room remained undecided.

"I'm interested and excited by all the candidates," said Kim Snyder.

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