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New York Republicans Just Made History in AG Race ^ | May 25, 2018 | Cortney O'Brien

Posted on 05/25/2018 5:55:06 AM PDT by Kaslin

New York Republicans just made history by pick their first ever black Attorney General nominee. The candidate, Manhattan attorney Keith Wofford, is seeking to fill the vacant post after Democrat Eric Schneiderman resigned over domestic violence reports. 

"Voters are going to recognize that any machine candidate will lack credibility to clean up collusion and corruption in the government,” Wofford told the Wall Street Journal. “It’s not about party affiliation. It’s about who can do the job.”

Wofford, who was raised in Buffalo, is a Harvard Law School graduate and currently the co-managing partner of the New York City office of the law firm Ropes & Gray.

Joe Holland, one of Wofford's opponents, who is also African-American, congratulated Wofford on his nomination. He added that it is an ideal opportunity to show voters that the Republican Party is more diverse than they may think.

Joe Holland says this is a historic moment for the Republican Party to have an African American candidate for Attorney General (in Wofford) and he says it should help the GOP shed reputation it’s not friendly to minority candidates.— Ryan Whalen (@RyanWhalenCT) May 24, 2018

Gov. Andrew Cuomo asked Schneiderman to resign last month after a New Yorker piece detailed the domestic violence charges against him. Four women accused him of physical assault. Schneiderman rejected the allegations, explaining in a statement that he sometimes "engaged in role-playing and other consensual sexual activity," but has not assaulted anyone. Still, he resigned following massive pressure, even from members of his own party.

Wofford will face New York City Public Advocate Letitia James, who was nominated by New York Democrats on Wednesday. The state's solicitor general Barbara Underwood will serve as acting attorney general until November.

TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; US: New York
KEYWORDS: attorneygeneral; ericschneiderman; joeholland; keithwofford; newyork; newyorkcity; republicans
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To: COBOL2Java

Yeah, that’s the photo from proxy_user’s link. My reaction was to the original article, which had a photo of Schneiderman despite Wofford being the guy referred to in the headline.

21 posted on 05/25/2018 12:41:49 PM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll defend your rights?)
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To: Kaslin

Cuomo only won two counties in upstate NY. The Democrat only needs to campaign in 10-12 counties...NYC, Long Island, Westchester, Richland, Albany and Niagara County.

If you kleaved NYC and Long Island off of NY State we’d be a Red State.

Wofford will need to run around all over the State to get the vote out, the other 50 counties.

(The Republican Party is pathetic in NY, little help there. The Conservative party is even worse, the leadership is toxic.)

22 posted on 05/25/2018 2:56:48 PM PDT by Fitzy_888 ("ownership society")
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To: Haiku Guy

As long as we have race pimps and uncivilized behavior is covered with candy nothing will change.

23 posted on 05/25/2018 3:09:10 PM PDT by Neoliberalnot (MSM is our greatest threat. Disney, Comcast, Google Hollywood, NYTimes, WaPo, CNN, NBC, CBS, ABC ...)
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To: proxy_user

Eric Schneiderman?

24 posted on 05/25/2018 8:16:15 PM PDT by Taxman
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To: Haiku Guy


I thought it was to be about character?

25 posted on 05/25/2018 8:17:39 PM PDT by Taxman
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To: Haiku Guy

We had almost reached that day, when race did not matter in America, almost within our grasp....And then came Obama!
The Obama Era and it’s minions set race relations back about 45 years. It was quite remarkable and sad.

26 posted on 05/25/2018 9:00:02 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: Haiku Guy

Who doesn’t want all liberals dead.

27 posted on 05/25/2018 9:11:58 PM PDT by deadrock
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To: Fitzy_888

#22. Will the MS-13 murders and running loose on Long Island (Great Neck area isn’t it?) going to help the Republicans if they run on a law and order campaign (in part)?

28 posted on 05/25/2018 11:06:48 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

I heard a crazy statistic the other day. Suffolk County is on Long Island and immediately east of New York City. You mention Great Neck, it’s in Suffolk County. Anyway, 40% of all murders now in Suffolk County are related to MS-13.

When I first got out of college one early job I had was in Westchester County just north of NYC. This was in 1998-1999 and there were constant stories in the news about houses in Suffolk County packed with 15-20 Hispanics living in them. Larger suburban homes with near 30 Hispanics and eight to ten cars parked on the front lawn. Those were fairly regular stories on the news back then.

29 posted on 05/26/2018 7:04:40 AM PDT by Fitzy_888 ("ownership society")
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