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US: Attorney General candidates to debate on live TV

 |  August 28, 2018

The race for New York State Attorney General will heat up Tuesday night, August 28, when the four Democratic candidates take the stage at John Jay College for a live debate on Spectrum News, reported the Wall Street Journal.

Public Advocate Letitia James, Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney, law professor Zephyr Teachout, and litigator Leecia Eve will all get a chance to make their case ahead of the September 13 primary.

“This is a real unknown,” said Craig Burnett, a political-science professor at Hofstra University, of the coming primary. “Whoever wins this will with all probability be the next attorney general.”

In a Siena College poll conducted last month, 25% of likely Democratic primary voters said they would vote for Ms. James, 16% for Mr. Maloney, 13% for Ms. Teachout, and 4% for Ms. Eve.

Although a state office, the attorney general post carries outsize influence due to its jurisdiction over Wall Street and its ability to use the Martin Act, the state’s broad antifraud law.

Candidates also have pledged to investigate President Trump’s businesses and associates and to fight against some of his administration’s policies.

Full Content: The Wall Street Journal

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