New York Attorney General election, 2010

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Candidates for State Attorney General, 2010


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The New York Attorney General election of 2010 was held on November 2, 2010. Incumbent Andrew Cuomo accepted the Democratic nomination for governor, leaving the office of attorney general up for grabs.

Democratic State Sen. Eric Schneiderman overcame Republican Dan Donovan and two third party candidates in the race to replace Cuomo.

Race tracking

See also: 2010 State Attorneys General/Election Racetracking

Both Ballotpedia and Governing magazine predicted a Democratic victory.

2010 Race Rankings for New York Attorney General
Race Tracker Race Rating
Ballotpedia Leans Democrat
Governing[1] Leans Democrat
Overall Call Leans Democrat

General Election campaign

Candidates

Republican Party Republican Party - Staten Island district attorney Dan Donovan
Democratic Party Democratic Party - State Sen. Eric Schneiderman
Libertarian Party Libertarian Party - New York City attorney Carl E. Person
Independent Freedom Party - Community activist Ramon Jimenez

General election results

On November 2, 2010, Eric Schneiderman won election to the office of New York Attorney General. He defeated Dan Donovan (R), Carl Person (L) and Ramon Jimenez (Frdm) in the general election.

New York Attorney General, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngEric Schneiderman 55.8% 2,477,438
     Republican Dan Donovan 43% 1,909,525
     Libertarian Carl Person 0.8% 36,488
     FDM Ramon Jimenez 0.4% 18,028
Total Votes 4,441,479
Election Results Via: New York Board of Elections

Endorsements

Dan Donovan

  • Ed Koch, former Mayor of New York City[2][3]
  • Log Cabin Republicans of New York State PAC[4]
  • New Era Democrats (NED)[5]
  • New York City Detectives Endowment[6]
  • New York Daily News, local newspaper[7]
  • New York Post, local newspaper[8]
  • Port Authority Police Benevolent Association (PAPBA)[9]

Eric Schneiderman

Finances

According to the New York State Board of Elections, as of October 12, 2010, here is the breakdown of campaign finances for each of the candidates:

Dan Donovan Campaign Finance Reports
Report Date Filed Beginning Balance Contributions In-Kind [25] Other Sources Expenditures Cash on Hand
July 12 - September 27, 2010[26] October 1, 2010 $511,276.53 $413,791.96 $5,071.96 $2,500.00 $482,947.25 $444,621.24
Eric Schneiderman Campaign Finance Reports
Report Date Filed Beginning Balance Contributions In-Kind [25] Other Sources Expenditures Cash on Hand
September 21 - September 27, 2010[27] October 1, 2010 $748,370.02 $312,351.00 $0.00 $0.00 $53,087.32 $1,007,633.70
August 31 - September 20, 2010[28] September 24, 2010 $1,339,635.31 $835,491.23 $25,342.23 $311,214.78 $1,737,971.30 $748,370.02

Polling

See also: Polls, 2010 State Attorney General elections
Quinnipiac University 1st poll

Despite being in the local spotlight far more than his Republican opponent due to the hotly contested five-way Democratic primary, State Senator Eric Schneiderman finds himself with only a slim one percentage point advantage over Staten Island District Attorney Dan Donovan in the race for State Attorney General. Perhaps a bit more troubling for the Democratic nominee is that his Republican challenger leads 33% to 25% among independent state voters. Overall, twenty-seven percent of the 751 likely voters from across New York remain uncommitted to either candidate with five weeks left until the general election.

Quinnipiac University Poll - September 16 – 20, 2010[29]
Candidates Percentage
Green check mark.jpg Eric Schneiderman (D) 37%
Dan Donovan (R) 36%
Undecided 27%
Total voters 751
Quinnipiac University 2nd poll

Two weeks after their initial survey showed the major party candidates in the race for State Attorney General nearly dead even with each other, new polling data published by Quinnipiac University indicates that Democratic State Senator Eric Schneiderman has taken a far more commanding lead with an eleven percentage point advantage over his Republican opponent, Dan Donovan. That said, however, Schneiderman has hardly run away with the contest. Both candidates are suffering from lack of name recognition - Donovan slightly more so than Schneiderman - as nearly two-thirds of those interviewed argued they hadn't heard enough about either candidate to form a favorable/unfavorable opinion of them. Additionally, as with the last survey, Donovan leads his Democratic challenger 36% to 30% among independent state voters; this is down eight percentage points from the last poll, but still remains significant. The number of undecided has dropped only three percentage points since last time with only three weeks left until the general election.

Quinnipiac University Poll - October 1 – 5, 2010[30]
Candidates Percentage
Green check mark.jpg Eric Schneiderman (D) 43%
Dan Donovan (R) 32%
Undecided 24%
Total voters 1,141

Survey USA Poll

Survey USA, a public opinion polls and private market research firm, under contract with a local news station in New York, surveyed 906 registered voters about all the statewide contests on the ballot in November; of these, 627 were determined to be likely voters. The polling data shows a tightening race between Staten Island D.A. Dan Donovan and State Senator Eric Schneiderman with only six percentage points separating the two candidates with only three weeks remaining until the general election. More importantly, however, is the fact that Donovan holds a tremendous advantage in terms of independent voters, who back his campaign for state attorney general 46-29 percent. It should be noted, however, that Survey USA does not use live call center employees, but rather an automated system in which taped questions are asked via a professional announcer; the respondent is then invited to press a button on their phone or record a message indicating their selections.

Survey USA Poll - October 1 – 5, 2010[31]
Candidates Percentage
Green check mark.jpg Eric Schneiderman (D) 46%
Dan Donovan (R) 40%
Other 9%
Undecided 6%
Total voters 627

Siena Research Institute Poll

The Siena Research Institute, an affiliate of Siena College located in Loudonville, New York, surveyed 647 likely voters from across the state between October 14 and 18, 2010. Despite Democratic State Senator Eric Schneiderman maintaining a seven percentage point lead over his Republican challenger, Staten Island D.A. Dan Donovan, the contest remains quite close. The reason for this is can be found in the cross tabulations of the poll, which, as in past surveys, shows Donovan with a 46-32 percent advantage among independent voters; added to this, eighty-three percent of unaffiliated voters interviewed said they were either very enthusiastic or somewhat enthusiastic to vote in the midterm elections.

Siena Research Institute Poll - October 14 – 18, 2010[32]
Candidates Percentage
Green check mark.jpg Eric Schneiderman (D) 44%
Dan Donovan (R) 37%
Undecided 19%
Total voters 647

September 14, 2010 primaries

See also: New York gubernatorial election, 2010

Donkey symbol.png Democratic primary

Candidates

Commercials

Electoral results

2010 Race for Attorney General - Democratic Primary[38]
Party Candidate Vote Percentage
     Democratic Party Approveda Eric Schneiderman 34.4%
     Democratic Party Kathleen M. Rice 31.9%
     Democratic Party Sean Coffey 16.4%
     Democratic Party Richard Brodsky 9.9%
     Democratic Party Eric Dinallo 7.4%
Total Votes 661,296

Endorsements

Richard Brodsky

Sean Coffey

Eric Dinallo

Kathleen Rice

  • EMILY's List[61][62]
  • Wayne Hall, Mayor of Hempstead
  • Gerald Jennings, Mayor of Albany City
  • Laborpress Publishing[63]
  • John Liu, New York City Comptroller[64][65]
  • Marriage Equality New York’s Political Action Committee (MENYPAC)[66]
  • National Organization for Women NYS PAC[67]
  • New York State Troopers Police Benevolent Association (NYPBA)[54]
  • Denise O'Donnell, former Deputy Secretary of Public Safety[68]
  • Retail, Wholesale, Department Store Union (RWDSU)[69]
  • John Slattery, actor/star of Mad Men[70]
  • State Representative Tim Bishop[71]
  • Gloria Steinem, women's rights leader[72]
  • United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW), Local One[73]
  • United States Representative Brian Higgins[74]
  • Women’s TAP (Taking Action in Politics) Fund[75]

Eric Schneiderman

  • Alec Baldwin, actor[76][77]
  • Citizen Action of New York[78][79]
  • Citizens Union[80]
  • Corrections Officers Police Benevolent Association (COPBA)[54]
  • David Dinkins, former Mayor of New York City[81]
State Senator Eric Schneiderman

Finances

According to the New York State Board of Elections, as of September 13, 2010, here is the breakdown of campaign finances for each of the candidates:

Richard Brodsky Campaign Finance Reports
Report Date Filed Beginning Balance Contributions In-Kind [25] Other Sources Expenditures Cash on Hand
August 10 - August 30, 2010[101] September 3, 2010 $1,512,534.70 $98,999.00 $2,000.00 $0.00 $1,274,039.41 $335,494.29
July 12 - August 9, 2010[102] August 13, 2010 $592,623.67 $47,235.00 $600.00 $966,637.94 $93,361.91 $1,512,534.70
January 15 - July 11, 2010[103] July 12, 2010 $427,918.69 $375,905.61 $14,482.00 $680.35 $211,880.98 $592,623.67
November 25, 2009 - January 11, 2010[104] January 15, 2010 $453,354.17 $13,300.00 $9,500.00 $758.81 $39,494.29 $427,918.69
Sean Coffey Campaign Finance Reports
Report Date Filed Beginning Balance Contributions In-Kind [25] Other Sources Expenditures Cash on Hand
August 10 - August 30, 2010[105] September 3, 2010 $3,162,032.49 $1,041,667.86 $1,997.86 $0.00 $2,642,637.96 $1,559,064.53
July 12 - August 9, 2010[106] August 13, 2010 $2,937,716.55 $48,344.16 $3,994.16 $1,000,000.00 $819,784.06 $3,162,032.49
January 15 - July 11, 2010[107] July 12, 2010 $1,519,875.78 $784,062.36 $2,711.36 $2,000,000.00 $1,363,510.23 $2,937,716.55
November 25, 2009 - January 11, 2010[108] January 15, 2010 $0.00 $1,670,372.63 $8,980.53 $0.00 $150,496.85 $1,519,875.78
Eric Dinallo Campaign Finance Reports
Report Date Filed Beginning Balance Contributions In-Kind [25] Other Sources Expenditures Cash on Hand
August 10 - August 30, 2010[109] September 3, 2010 $1,627,233.68 $66,908.51 $1,025.51 $0.00 $52,642.07 $1,641,500.12
July 12 - August 9, 2010[110] August 13, 2010 $1,688,498.85 $109,231.31 $2,147.03 $0.00 $168,349.45 $1,627,233.68
January 15 - July 11, 2010[111] July 12, 2010 $1,591,881.97 $787,867.94 $41,664.35 $0.00 $639,586.71 $1,688,498.85
November 25, 2009 - January 11, 2010[112] January 15, 2010 $0.00 $1,781,712.91 $17,928.91 $0.00 $189,830.94 $1,591,881.97
Kathleen Rice Campaign Finance Reports
Report Date Filed Beginning Balance Contributions In-Kind [25] Other Sources Expenditures Cash on Hand
August 10 - August 30, 2010[113] September 3, 2010 $4,424,391.33 $278,405.23 $5,886.92 $1,533.28 $1,890,141.74 $2,814,188.10
July 12 - August 9, 2010[114] August 13, 2010 $4,169,753.92 $619,144.00 $0.00 $4,123.47 $368,630.06 $4,424,391.33
January 15 - July 11, 2010[115] July 12, 2010 $0.00 $2,055,748.46 $33,275.46 $2,636,629.80 $522,624.34 $4,169,753.92
Eric Schneiderman Campaign Finance Reports
Report Date Filed Beginning Balance Contributions In-Kind [25] Other Sources Expenditures Cash on Hand
August 10 - August 30, 2010[116] September 3, 2010 $2,191,966.57 $398,184.41 $16,019.41 $250,278.25 $1,500,793.92 $1,339,635.31
July 12 - August 9, 2010[117] August 13, 2010 $2,111,419.15 $262,827.07 $3,581.07 $819.85 $182,930.85 $2,191,966.57
January 15 - July 11, 2010[118] July 12, 2010 $0.00 $1,547,780.82 $6,165.06 $958,830.22 $395,191.89 $2,111,419.15

Polling

See also: Polls, 2010 State Attorney General elections
Quinnipiac University poll
Quinnipiac University Poll - July 20 – 26, 2010[119]
Candidates Percentage
Green check mark.jpg Kathleen M. Rice (D) 11%
Richard Brodsky (D) 5%
Eric Schneiderman (D) 4%
Sean Coffey (D) 3%
Eric Dinallo (D) 2%
Won't Vote 3%
Undecided 73%
Total voters 441
Siena Research poll
Siena Research Poll - September 7 – 9, 2010[120]
Candidates Percentage
Green check mark.jpg Eric Schneiderman (D) 25%
Kathleen M. Rice (D) 23%
Sean Coffey (D) 13%
Richard Brodsky (D) 7%
Eric Dinallo (D) 4%
Undecided 24%
Total voters 1,225

Gop logo2.jpg Republican primary

Candidates

Drop outs

  • Despite earning enough support at the state convention for the New York Republican Party to force a primary contest, Robert E. Antonacci, II chose to step aside for the sake of the party.[123][124]

Electoral results

  • Dan Donovan ran unopposed in this contest

Endorsements

Dan Donovan

Finances

According to the New York State Board of Elections, as of July 26, 2010, here is the breakdown of campaign finances for each of the candidates:

Robert E. Antonacci, II Campaign Finance Reports
Report Date Filed Beginning Balance Contributions In-Kind [25] Other Sources Expenditures Cash on Hand
January 15 - July 11, 2010[131] July 12, 2010 $0.00 $4,930.00 $0.00 $0.00 $4,930.00 $0.00
Dan Donovan Campaign Finance Reports
Report Date Filed Beginning Balance Contributions In-Kind [25] Other Sources Expenditures Cash on Hand
January 15 - July 11, 2010[132] July 12, 2010 $29,039.36 $612,010.11 $215.00 $5,000.00 $134,772.94 $511,276.53

Controversies

Comptroller donations

The New York Daily News reported in late-June 2010 that Coffey and his former law firm, Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann, benefited financially from donations to pension fund powerbrokers, among them disgraced New York Comptroller, Alan Hevesi. Both Coffey and his law firm donated as much as "$112,000 to the past three state controllers" at the same time they had been "hired to represent the pension fund in three major class-action suits."[133] One of these cases was against WorldCom, which, following a nearly $6 billion settlement, netted the firm $336 million in legal fees. Coffey denied any conflicts of interest, arguing that he was merely supporting people who shared the views of both him and his firm of aggressively pursuing corporate misconduct.[134]

First American donations

Questions were raised concerning donations made to Kathleen Rice's state attorney general campaign by a company under investigation by incumbent Andrew Cuomo's office. Such donations could be seen as a conflict of interest should Rice be elected to the statewide position. According to an article published by the New York Daily News, Rice "received the maximum campaign contribution of $55,900 from Steven Napolitano, who heads a wholly-owned subsidiary of First American Corp."[135] First American Corporation was sued by the attorney general's office in November 2007 after it was discovered that the company let a bank select appraisers that inflated the values of homes First American owned.

Cuomo himself had accepted nearly $136,000 in campaign contributions from executives of First American Title Insurance Company of New York, a subsidiary of First American. $106,000 of those donations came from the subsidiary's president, Steven Napolitano, between January 2009 and May 2010.[136]

Hit and run allegation

On Tuesday, July 13, 2010, Schneiderman was accused of being involved in a hit-and-run car accident in Manhattan. The Democratic state senator "was in a car driven by a staff member (Rachel Kagan, niece of United States Supreme Court nominee, Elena Kagan) when it hit a parked car Monday night and drove away," but not before an eyewitness recorded the license plate number of the vehicle.[137] The automobile, owned by an executive editor for NY1, a twenty-four hour cable-news television channel focusing on the five boroughs of New York City, sustained about $3,000 worth of damage in the fender bender. A spokesman for the state senator called the allegation of a hit-and-ran "outrageous" and said that Schneiderman "expressed his sincere apology, and offered to pay for all repairs."[138]

Truancies

  • Democratic Party primary candidate Richard Brodsky "missed three out of every 10 session days for a total of 24 absences, making him the sixth-most truant member in the 150-seat Assembly."[139]
  • Despite having a perfect attendance record in 2009, Democratic nominee Eric Schneiderman finished the next year's session with the second worst record in the state senate after missing six out of the eighty days the upper house was convened. His absence had a direct effect on at least two pieces of legislation - the first was on May 28 when his late arrival "delayed action on a measure needed to restore funding to state parks slated for closure" while the other on June 18 contributed "to the delay of a key budget vote."[139]

See also

External links

General Election candidates

Former candidates

References

New York
  1. Governing “Attorney General Race Ratings” 12 Oct. 2010
  2. New York Daily News, "Ed Koch For... Dan Donovan: Totally Updated" 15 Sept. 2010
  3. Vote Up NY "Koch crosses party lines to back Donovan for AG" 15 Sept. 2010
  4. Log Cabin Republicans - Log Cabin Republicans of New York Endorse Dan Donovan for Attorney General (dead link)
  5. Suffolk County Republican, "New Era Democrats Endorse Dan Donovan for New York State Attorney General" 28 Sept. 2010
  6. Capitol Confidential, "Donovan gets detectives endorsement rebuts Wall Street charges x2: No 1199 loan" 15 Oct. 2010
  7. New York Daily News, "Donovan for AG: Career prosecutor's no-nonsense record makes him best choice" 24 Oct. 2010
  8. New York Post, "Donovan for AG" 29 Sept. 2010
  9. Suffolk County Republican, "Port Authority Police Benevolent Association Endorses Dan Donovan for New York State Attorney General" 11 Oct. 2010
  10. Capitol Confidential, "Abrams (choice) endorses (choice) Schneiderman" 4 Oct. 2010
  11. YouTube, "Former AG Robert Abrams Endorses Eric Schneiderman" 4 Oct. 2010
  12. Capitol Confidential, "Schneiderman lands Balboni endorsement, unveils anti-terror plan" 27 Sept. 2010
  13. New York Daily News, "Republican Mike Balboni Endorses Democrat Eric Schneiderman For AG" 27 Sept. 2010
  14. Capitol Confidential, "Citizens Union makes endorsements" 18 Oct. 2010
  15. Capitol Confidential, "Cuomo backs Schneiderman" 26 Sept. 2010
  16. New York Daily News, "Andrew Cuomo Endorses Eric Schneiderman For AG" 26 Sept. 2010
  17. 17.0 17.1 Capitol Confidential, "Schneiderman picks up French, Holtzman endorsements" 23 Sept. 2010
  18. 18.0 18.1 18.2 Capitol Confidential, "Schneiderman collects kind words from unions" 13 Oct. 2010
  19. Capitol Confidential, "OFA backs Schneiderman" 28 Sept. 2010
  20. WGRZ "Abortion Key Issue in New York Attorney General Race Between Eric Schneiderman and Dan Donovan" 28 Sept. 2010
  21. YouTube, "Planned Parenthood Endorses Eric Schneiderman for AG" 28 Sept. 2010
  22. Albany Watch, "Schneiderman picks up some star power" 11 Oct. 2010
  23. The State Column, "Sen. Charles Schumer endorses Eric Schneiderman" 3 Oct. 2010
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  26. New York State Board of Elections - Dan Donovan 2010 32 Day Pre-General Periodic Report Summary (timed out)
  27. New York State Board of Elections - Eric Schneiderman 2010 32 Day Pre-General Report Summary (timed out)
  28. New York State Board of Elections - Eric Schneiderman 2010 10 Day Post-Primary Report Summary (timed out)
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  30. Quinnipiac University, "Despite Anger At D.C., Dems Lead In All New York Races, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; Women Propel Gillibrand To Double-Digit Lead" 8 Oct. 2010
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  33. The Huffington Post, "Eric Dinallo Begins Campaign To Succeed Andrew Cuomo" 20 Aug. 2009
  34. Securities Docket, "Sean Coffey Retires from BLB&G to Run for NY AG" 15 Oct. 2009
  35. PRNewser, "Former Paterson Strategist Joins Kathleen Rice's Run for New York AG" 17 Feb. 2010
  36. New York Post, "NY state Sen. Eric Schneiderman running for Attorney General" 12 April, 2010
  37. Yonkers Tribune, "Assemblyman Richard Brodsky Declares His Candidacy for New York Attorney General" 22 May, 2010
  38. New York State Board of Elections - 2010 Primary Election Results
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  40. 40.0 40.1 40.2 40.3 Our Town NY "AG Candidate Gets Support" 6 May, 2010
  41. 41.0 41.1 41.2 41.3 The Buffalo Puerto Rican Press, "Hoyt endorsed richard brodsky for attorney general" 19 May, 2010
  42. 42.0 42.1 The Post-Standard, "Attorney general hopeful Richard Brodsky endorsed by Central New York lawmakers" 9 April, 2010
  43. New York Post, "CWA union backs Brodsky for attorney general" 3 May, 2010
  44. Capital Tonight, "CWA For Brodsky" 3 May, 2010
  45. New York Daily News, "Richard Brodsky Scores Support of DC 37 In Attorney General Brawl" 8 July, 2010
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  49. WNY Labor Today, "New York State Public Employees Federation Endorses Richard Brodsky for Attorney General" 17 Aug. 2010
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  51. 51.0 51.1 New York Daily News, "Sean Coffey To Pick Up Trifecta Of NYC Endorsements Today: Updated" 2 Aug. 2010
  52. 52.0 52.1 The Epoch Times, "New Endorsements Bolster Campaign of NY AG Candidate Coffey" 2 Aug. 2010
  53. West Side Spirit, "Schneiderman Picks Up East Side Endorsement" 7 May, 2010
  54. 54.0 54.1 54.2 Capitol Confidential, "Firefighters go for Coffey, PBAs for Rice and Schneiderman" 13 Sept. 2010
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  66. 66.0 66.1 Times Union, "Marriage Equality NY splits baby in AG race" 30 June, 2010
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  71. New York Daily News, "Rep. Tim Bishop For AG Hopeful Kathleen Rice" 20 July, 2010
  72. New York Daily News, "Gloria Steinem Is With Kathleen Rice For Attorney General" 15 June, 2010
  73. The Record Blogs, "States largest grocery workers union endorses Kathleen Rice for AG" 4 June, 2010
  74. Amherst Times, "U.S. Rep. Higgins Endorses Kathleen Rice for Attorney General" 24 May, 2010
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  80. Capitol Confidential, "Schneiderman gets Citizens Union endorsement" 24 Aug. 2010
  81. New York Daily News, "Ex-Mayor David Dinkins Backs Eric Schneiderman For AG" 19 July, 2010
  82. YouTube, "EQLI Endorses Eric Schneiderman for NYS Attorney General" 30 Aug. 2010
  83. SoHo Journal, "Gay and Lesbian Independent Democrats Endorse Eric Schneiderman for Attorney General" 30 May, 2010
  84. New York Post, "Schneiderman grabs 32BJ endorsement" 7 May, 2010
  85. City Hall Daily, "Schneiderman Secures Backing of Long Island-based Progressive Group" 19 May, 2010 (timed out)
  86. Legislative Gazette, "Schneiderman gets NARAL endorsement" 7 July, 2010
  87. DNAinfo.com, "State Sen. Eric Schneiderman Endorsed by the New York County Democrats For AG" 13 May, 2010
  88. SoHo Journal, "Schneiderman Lands Coveted Hotel Trades Council Endorsement for A.G." 20 July, 2010
  89. New York Times, "Democratic Choice for Attorney General" 20 Aug. 2010
  90. New York Daily News, "Eric Schneiderman Scores New York Times Endorsement For AG: Updated" 20 Aug. 2010
  91. New York Daily News, "DP Exclusive: 1199/SEIU To Go With Schneiderman For AG" 14 April, 2010
  92. The Albany Project, "1199 Backs Schneiderman for AG" 14 April, 2010
  93. The Post-Standard, "SEIU Local 200 United endorses Eric Schneiderman for attorney general" 27 July, 2010
  94. Gothamist, "Sharpton To Endorse Schneiderman For AG" 25 Aug. 2010
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  96. Politico, "Russell Simmons for Eric Schneiderman" 10 Sept. 2010
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  100. New York Daily News, "Eric Schneiderman Racks Up UFT Endorsement In AG Bid" 24 Aug. 2010 (dead link)
  101. New York State Board of Elections - Richard Brodsky 2010 11 Day Pre-Primary Report Summary (timed out)
  102. New York State Board of Elections - Richard Brodsky 2010 32 Day Pre-Primary Report Summary (timed out)
  103. New York State Board of Elections - Richard Brodsky 2010 July Periodic Report Summary
  104. New York State Board of Elections - Richard Brodsky 2010 January Periodic Report Summary
  105. New York State Board of Elections - Sean Coffey 2010 11 Day Pre-Primary Report Summary (timed out)
  106. New York State Board of Elections - Sean Coffey 2010 32 Day Pre-Primary Report Summary (timed out)
  107. New York State Board of Elections - Sean Coffey 2010 July Periodic Report Summary (timed out)
  108. New York State Board of Elections - Sean Coffey 2010 January Periodic Report Summary (timed out)
  109. New York State Board of Elections - Eric Dinallo 2010 11 Day Pre-Primary Report Summary (timed out)
  110. New York State Board of Elections - Eric Dinallo 2010 32 Day Pre-Primary Report Summary (timed out)
  111. New York State Board of Elections - Eric Dinallo 2010 July Periodic Report Summary (timed out)
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