They come from opposite ends of the state, but they agree on making Sen. Eric Schneiderman attorney general.
Former New York City Mayor David Dinkins is backing Schneiderman for attorney general, the Manhattan Democrat’s campaign announced today. Schneiderman, who has been on the defensive after his driver hit a parked car and left the scene, also picked up the backing today of Sen. Antoine Thompson, D-Buffalo, as well as the Hispanic Alliance of Western New York, and the local affiliates of Citizen Action, 1199/SEIU and the United Auto Workers.
In a statement, Dinkins, the city’s first black mayor, said Schneiderman was a “man of integrity.”
“I am pleased to endorse Eric Schneiderman, a man of principle and integrity, and a progressive leader for many years. Eric will be an excellent Attorney General who will work hard to ensure equal justice for all New Yorkers,” Dinkins said.
Schneiderman is competing for the Democratic attorney general nomination in a primary with Assemblyman Richard Brodsky, D-Greenburgh, Westchester County, Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice, former Insurance Superintendent Eric Dinallo and Bronxville lawyer Sean Coffey. Republicans nominated Staten Island District Attorney Dan Donovan.