Schneiderman Looks Likely to Grab Working Families Party Nomination

New York Attorney General candidate Sen. Eric Schneiderman is running as a Democrat, but he will also be seeking the Working Families nomination. Ben Smith, a blogger at Politico, has reported on whether he is likely to get that nomination or not based on some subtle hints.

In the Attorney General sweepstakes to replace Andrew Cuomo, state Sen. Eric Schneiderman is being fetted at a massive LGBT fundraiser next week, with two people listed on the invitation with close ties to the Working Families Party (and its coveted endorsement).

The event is listed as “LGBT Community Leaders for Schneiderman” and it’s slated for May 19 at a private home on West 24th Street.

Among the host committee names listed are Kevin Finnegan and Emma Wolfe, two people with deep WFP ties, for those reading tea leaves on where the party might be leaning. Schneiderman also has the backing of SEIU Local 1199, the health care workers’ local.

Another interesting name on the host list is Charles O’Byrne, Gov. David Paterson’s powerful former Secretary who still has ties to the governor.

It seems likely, based on this information, that Schneiderman will get the Working Families Party nomination for this candidacy.

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