Wednesday, June 6, 2018

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Maloney officially announces he is running for attorney general

Maloney: " ... an opportunity to
get on offence ..."

WASHINGTON – Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney (D, NY-18) ended speculation today by announcing he is running for New York State Attorney General.

Three other Democrats have announced, therefore, the party line will go to the winner of the September primary.

Maloney has been nominated for re-election to the House of Representatives so should he lose the primary, he would run for another term in Washington. Should he win the attorney general primary, he would turn down the nomination for Congress and another Democrat would be selected to run.

Maloney said while he has enjoyed working for his constituents in the nation’s capital, he feels he can do much more in Albany.

“I have been down here on the front lines fighting this craziness here in Washington and I believe I have been doing a pretty good job, but I am playing defense mostly whether it is protecting healthcare, property taxpayers, or LGBT equality or net neutrality, and the attorney’s general’s office is an opportunity to get on offense,” he said.

Maloney already has some $3 million in his congressional campaign war chest, which he can use for the state race and he expects to raise even more.

“Everyone knew Sean Patrick Maloney was using his seat in Congress as a stepping stone to higher office,” said Mall Gorman, communications director of the National Republican Congressional Committee. “Now he’s handing Republicans yet another top pick-up opportunity with strong candidates already in the race.”

 


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