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More Fun With Negative Advertising in the A.G. Race

Attorney general candidate Eric Schneiderman wants you to know the Times likes him.

It's only two days until the Democratic primary for attorney general, and the race has taken a (relatively mild) negative turn. On Friday, Nassau District Attorney and former front-runner Kathleen Rice started airing television ads that characterized State Senator Eric Schneiderman as an Albany party-machine hack. Today, Schneiderman's campaign struck back with an ad calling Rice a "Democrat only since 2005" and accused her of turning her back on working mothers. (The narrator was, of course, a woman.) The New York Times endorsement Schneiderman received in August is mentioned three times in 30 seconds.

Rice responded by playing the Hillary card. "Both Hillary Clinton & Kathleen Rice were once Republicans who became committed Democrats," she said.

"Values" [Schneiderman 2010]
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Photo: State Senate Office of Eric Schneiderman.