Pirro, Cuomo trade barbs in race for attorney generalPosted: Updated:
Republican attorney general candidate Jeanine Pirro fired the first political shot against her opponent Andrew Cuomo and he fired back.
Pirro says 30 years as a former prosecutor, judge and Westchester district attorney proves she has the right qualifications to be the state?s top lawyer. Pirro calls her Democratic opponent a non-practicing attorney, which she backed up by showing Cuomo?s records where he admits that.
Cuomo did take issue with Pirro questioning his qualifications. As the former secretary of Housing and Urban Development under President Clinton, Cuomo says he brought several thousand housing discrimination cases and also served as a former Manhattan assistant district attorney. Firing back, Cuomo says he looks forward to discussing which candidate has the record that fits the attorney general position.