Other Statewide Races Tight In New York

NEW YORK (WCBS 880/1010 WINS) – There are two nail-biting statewide races in New York state, and New York City Mayor Bloomberg is trying to make a difference in one of them.

LISTEN: WCBS 880 Long Island Bureau Chief Mike Xirinachs reports

Bloomberg was in Bayside, Queens Monday morning urging people to vote for Republican Dan Donovan for Attorney General.

“I think that it is critical to the state to have an Attorney General that can keep this state safe and honest,” Bloomberg told WCBS 880 Long Island Bureau Chief Mike Xirinachs. “There’s just too much corruption.”

Donovan, the current Staten Island District Attorney, is in a neck-and-neck contest with Democrat and New York State Senator Eric Schneiderman, who has the support of former President Bill Clinton.

Donovan accused his opponent of voting against a chemical weapons ban three separate times in New York.

“His votes came right after Sept.11 which is a recognition that he doesn’t see the threats against our state,” Donovan told 1010 WINS. “New York is such a target for terroristic threats.”

“I think people are realizing that law enforcement is an important background for the next attorney general,” Donovan said.

Schneiderman had no immediate comment.

Another dead heat contest is between Democrat Thomas DiNapoli (the incumbent) and Republican Harry Wilson for state comptroller.

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  • Paul T. Lerner

    Donovan is at least honest and has experience. I vote that over Albany insider and no experience any day. One more independent vote for Donovan.

  • Saul

    How corrupt can a politician be? Listen tonight @ 9:00 on WSNR AM620!

  • John Monotone

    The reason for the tight races is the major write-in campaign to elect the 1-877-Kars-for-Kids singer. WINS keeps airing his campaign commercials and he will do good deeds for all New York, when he wins.

  • Michael, Huntington, NY

    Misleading headline: It should be “TWO Statewide Races are Tight”…. This headline implies that ALL of them are..(which they aren’t).

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