Schneiderman Attacked, Gets More Endorsements
September 1st, 2010
Sen. Eric Schneiderman was a no show for a debate in Albany today and Nassau County District Attorney took the opportunity to jab the senator on a number of occasions.
Particularly Rice attacked Schneiderman over a bill she favors that would increase the penalties for luring a child over the internet. Rice said the bill has “languished” in the senate codes committee for “over a year.” Her campaign released a television ad attacking Schneiderman on the issue.
Schneiderman’s campaign issued a rebuttal, saying that Rice does not understand the law. In the TV spot Rice says the bill she supports would make luring a child over the internet a felony. Luring a child over the internet is already a felony in the state. Schneiderman’s campaign said he voted for a law that made it so in 2008.
Here is a statement from Schneiderman’s campaign manager:
With all due respect, now we know why multiple editorial pages have said in recent days that Ms. Rice lacks a grasp of the issues facing this office, Schneiderman campaign manager Emily Arsenault said today. While Ms. Rice called for making internet luring a felony in her commercial, it already is one. And while she attacked Eric Schneiderman for not supporting making internet luring a felony, it turns out he voted for a luring bill that was enacted in 2008, while Ms. Rices preferred measure would actually require more proof than currently required to convict. If Ms. Rice wants to actually make it harder to convict internet predators, thats her right, but she should make sure she has the facts straight.
Meanwhile Schneiderman was endorsed by El Diario and Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney.
Here is Maloney’s statement:
“I’m proud to endorse Eric Schneiderman for Attorney General, he’s the best person for the job,” said Maloney. “There is no one who is better prepared, more experienced or a stronger advocate for working families than Eric Schneiderman. Whether it’s fighting for women’s rights, economic justice or government reform, Eric has stood up for progressive values and delivered results for all New Yorkers. We need a fierce defender of the people of New York to be Attorney General, there’s only one option: elect Eric Schneiderman on September 14th.By David King on September 1, 2010, 6:13 pm
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