October 29, 2014
By Stephanie West
New York, NY As election day nears, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and Comptroller Tom DiNapoli are urging New Yorkers to vote for Democrats on November 4th.
DiNapoli and Schneiderman have a strong record of working together to take on corruption and protect taxpayers from fraud. They launched an unprecedented partnership that has used the Comptroller’s auditing powers and the Attorney General’s prosecutorial authority to investigate and take down 39 public officials for stealing or misusing taxpayer dollars, recouping $6 million in restitution.
“As Attorney General I’ve worked to make sure there’s one set of rules for everyone, no matter how rich or powerful,” said Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.“Whether it’s the big banks whose misconduct crashed our economy, employers who steal workers’ wages, or corrupt public officials, my office has taken on tough fights on behalf of everyday New Yorkers. Now we’re seeing an outpouring of support all over the state that’s going to help us get out the vote and win big on Election Day.”
“We’re calling on New Yorkers to come out and vote for Democrats in this important election,” said NYS Comptroller Tom DiNapoli. “I’m glad to join my counterpart in the fight against public corruption, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, as we travel the state talking to voters and spreading our message of real accountability in government.”
Momentum continues for the Schneiderman and DiNapoli campaigns before Election Day. After jointly receiving The New York Times endorsement, both candidates continue to have an overwhelming GOTV advantage. With backing from major labor unions and progressive organizations, grassroots support will give both candidates an edge turning out voters.
“I am pleased to voice my strong support for Tom DiNapoli and Eric Schneiderman and urge voters to send them back to Albany,” said Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D-Lower Hudson Valley). “Their work in fighting corruption has been vital in getting New York State back on the right track.”