WC, HV voters watch Democrats debate in race for New York attorney general
Westchester and Hudson Valley voters looked on Thursday as Democratic candidates for the state attorney general race debated the issues at Pace University in Manhattan.
The candidates include Rockland attorney Charles King, former federal housing official Andrew Cuomo, former NYC public advocate Mark Green and former aide Sean Patrick Maloney to then-President Bill Clinton. When the moderator turned the debate to attack politics, Cuomo questioned Green's ads against his record at Housing and Urban Development. Green defended his campaign, saying Cuomo's record needs to be made public. Maloney stated that attack politics has no place in the race.
Another memorable moment in the debate came when King became emotional as he described his father's death from cancer. King promised to fix Medicare fraud if elected attorney general. He also suggested that he's more qualified, since he participates in the judicial process on a daily basis as an attorney.
Democrats will head to the polls September 12 to cast their ballots in the primary. The winner will face former Westchester District Attorney Jeanine Pirro.