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Four Democratic Attorney General Candidates Square Off

By Mark Scott

New York City, NY – Democrat Mark Green came under fire Thursday night for his recent attacks against frontrunner Andrew Cuomo in the race for state attorney general. The four candidates running in the September 12th primary engaged in a debate that aired here on WBFO.

Mark Green, the former New York City public advocate, has a record of losing high profile elections. Polls show him trailing in this one as well. So, he's making no apologies in taking the debate to the man in the lead Andrew Cuomo, by launching a 20-point negative attack on Cuomo's record as Housing Secretary.

Manhattan lawyer Sean Patrick Maloney took a dig or two at Cuomo Thursday night. But they were light-hearted jabs. Maloney surprised many earlier this week when he actually came to Cuomo's defense in the wake of Green's attacks.

Rockland County Attorney Charlie King said the Democrats will only hurt themselves against Republican Jeanine Pirro if they continue fighting.

Cuomo himself stayed with his campaign strategy of refraining from responding with an attack of his own.

All four candidates said they would fulfill the duties of the job to defend the state against lawsuits. However, only Maloney said he would support the death penalty.

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