News

Ex-Pataki deputy eyes run for NY AG

Photo: WHCU

The former chief deputy to Republican Gov. George Pataki is considering a run for New York attorney general, talking to state party officials and potential backers.

John Cahill, attorney and also former state conservation commissioner, is expected to decide in the next several days whether to challenge incumbent Democrat Eric Schneiderman.

A Republican Party spokesman says Cahill’s meeting with party leaders last weekend in Buffalo went well.

David Catalfamo, spokesman for Cahill, notes similar meetings in other parts of the state and says Cahill is “talking to people who might help with resources for the campaign.”

Catalfamo calls the 55-year-old Cahill’s efforts “exploratory.”

Cahill and Pataki founded a consulting group on energy and environmental issues. Both are listed as counsel with the Chadbourne & Parke law firm in Manhattan.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

Recent Headlines

in Music

This week’s top rock tracks

threedaysgrac

LISTEN: This week's top rock songs, according to the latest Billboard chart.

in Entertainment, Weird

Kid celebrates World Book Day by going to school dressed as Christian Grey

50shades

The 11-year-old was sent home from school after he came in a costume modeled after the S&M-loving star of "Fifty Shades of Grey."

in Music

Lamb of God frontman Randy Blythe turns to ballet

randyblythe

The heavy metal star is adding ballet composer to his resumé.

in Weird

When it’s too late to buy car insurance

crash

When you're at the scene of a car crash, it's probably too late to buy car insurance.