Attorney General Eric Schneiderman had some pretty big shoes to fill when he was elected attorney general in 2010. His two predecessors went on to become governor before making a name for themselves as AG. The former state senator, however, has been decidedly low-key in his first term and it's showed in recent poll numbers where his name recognition was below 50%.
While up by 20 points in a recent Siena College Research Institute poll, he is the only statewide Democrat considered to be somewhat vulnerable. His opponent John Cahill, an environmental lawyer who also served in the Pataki administration for eleven years, has been critical of the AG for his role in Governor Cuomo's widely panned Moreland Commission. Set up to root out public corruption, it was surprisingly disbanded this spring and is now being investigated by U.S. District Attorney Preet Bharara.
In this program, Schneiderman sits down with our Karen DeWitt to discuss this topic and more as he seeks a second term from New York voters. Watch the full interview above.