Sussman proposes debates with other AG candidates

Michael Sussman, the Orange County civil rights attorney running for attorney general on the Green Party line, suggested on Friday that the Democratic and Republican candidates for that office hold a series of televised debates with him so voters “know of our records, our accomplishments, our flaws.”

“They need to make an informed choice, and it is our responsibility to help them do so,” Sussman said in a press release.

Sussman touted his being “the only litigator in the race” and his four decades of legal experience, including his successful court fights against segregation in Yonkers schools and the attempted privatization of Orange County’s public nursing him. He said he’s taking no more than $180 per donor in campaign contributions and has no ties to either major party or the “pay-to-play culture that permeates this state.”

New York City Public Advocate Letitia James won a four-way primary on Thursday to become the Democratic nominee for attorney general. The Republican candidate is Keith Wofford, a partner in a Manhattan law firm. Three candidates besides Sussman are running on third-party lines (Kenneth Schaeffer, Working Families Party; Vincent Messina Jr., Independence Party; and Nancy Sliwa, Reform Party).


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