September 14, 2018

NY State of Politics

Republican attorney general candidate Keith Wofford on Friday released his first TV ad as the focus in the race turns to the general election.

Wofford, an attorney originally from Buffalo, stands in his old neighborhood and speaks directly on camera.

“You know, being in this neighborhood really reminds me why I got into this race,” he said. People who are all working together for the same thing, which is to try to make better lives for their kids. But, the headwinds have been tough. Money goes into our government and doesn’t go where it’s supposed to go. But when I’m elected Attorney General, that’s going to be something that changes.”

Wofford is set to face New York City Public Advocate Letitia James, the victor of the four-way Democratic primary on Thursday.

The office is an open one after the resignation of Eric Schneiderman in May amid allegations of sexual abuse and domestic violence. Incumbent Barbara Underwood, appointed by the Legislature in May, is not seeking a full term.