Attorney General Candidate Eric Schneiderman Gets Attention for the Wrong Reasons

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Last night, a car carrying Democratic attorney general hopeful Eric Schneiderman in the passenger seat rear-ended a parked car while it was pulling away. Schneiderman’s car left the scene while a bicyclist jotted down his license-plate number and waited for the owner of the parked car, which suffered approximately $3,000 in damages. Unluckily for Schneiderman, that owner turned out to be NY1 executive editor Melissa Rabinovich. Schneiderman, for his part, claims in a statement that he didn’t realize the car had been damaged until Rabinovich called his office this morning. Either way, in a primary race with four other Democrats, none of whom voters really know anything about, Schneiderman is now in danger of becoming “the hit-and-run guy.”

AG Hopeful Eric Schneiderman Involved In Hit-And-Run [Daily Politics/NYDN]

Update: NY1 is now reporting that the driver of the car was Schneiderman staffer Rachel Kagan. Yep, that’s right: Elena Kagan’s niece. The only way this story could get stranger was if Andrew Cuomo was hiding in the trunk.

Attorney General Candidate Eric Schneiderman Gets Attention for the Wrong Reasons