Lazio Goes After Cuomo: Preview of Governor’s Race?

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With polling continuing to show low public support for New York Gov. David A. Paterson, 2010 political watchers are shifting their attention to his fellow Democrat, Attorney General Andrew Cuomo.

In another sign that Cuomo is the consensus front-runner for the governor’s race, GOP gubernatorial hopeful Rick Lazio went after the popular attorney general Monday, putting out a press release condemning Cuomo’s decision not to continue an investigation into the hiring of state Sen. Pedro Espada Jr.’s son, Pedro G. Espada, for a job with the state Senate Democrats.

Congressional Quarterly

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New Jersey Transit Officer Caught With 4 lbs of Marijuana in Car

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A suspended NJ Transit police officer has been indicted for having nearly four pounds of marijuana in his car, Attorney General Anne Milgram announced today.

Sgt. Barrington Williams, 47, of Irvington, was charged with official misconduct, drug possession with intent to distribute and possession of a gun during a drug offense.

NJ.com

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New Hampshire: Kelly Ayotte Resigns AG Position, May Run for Senate

New Hampshire [Republican] Attorney General Kelly Ayotte is resigning to explore a campaign for U.S. Senate. Ayotte submitted her letter of resignation to Gov. John Lynch, effective Friday, July 17. In a statement Tuesday, Ayotte says many people have urged her to run. She said she made her decision after discussing the matter with her husband, Joe.

Associated Press
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