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Ex-Pataki deputy eyes run for NY AG

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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.

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