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Politics and Elections

Dems and GOP choose Attorney General candidates

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Democrats and Republicans, meeting at their state conventions, picked their choices to fill the open seat for state attorney general, following the resignation of Eric Schneiderman over a domestic violence scandal.

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Cuomo accepts Democratic Party nomination

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Governor Cuomo called in past Democratic Party stalwarts Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden to endorse him.

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Convention wrap-up

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Cuomo, Molinaro top the tickets.

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New York GOP picks Molinaro for governor

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Republicans meeting at the state convention in New York City nominated Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro as their candidate for Governor Wednesday, and offered a scathing critique of Governor Andrew Cuomo, who is seeking a third term in office.

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Hillary Clinton endorses Cuomo for governor

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Touts progressive accomplishments since '11.

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Underwood appointed first female Attorney General of New York

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The New York State legislature chose Barbara Underwood, the acting Attorney General, to replace the former AG Eric Schneiderman for the remainder of the term, which ends December 31. Underwood will be the first woman to hold that office.

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State Party conventions begin May 23

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Both major political parties hold their conventions later this week.

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This week on NYN: Attorney General Watch

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Underwood, James are the favorites.

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Cynthia Nixon not the first to call for a Moreland commission on corruption

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When democratic candidate for governor Cynthia Nixon called for a state Moreland Act Commission to investigate government corruption Tuesday, she was not the first to do so.

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Legislature interviews Underwood, others, as potential successor to Attorney General Schneiderman

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The state legislature began interviewing candidates to replace Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, who resigned over a domestic violence scandal.

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