By Kenneth Lovett
Here is an expanded version of the second item from my "Albany Insider" column in Monday's print editions:
Central New York Rep. John Katko, a former longtime federal prosecutor, is considering a 2018 run for state Attorney General, GOP sources say.
Now in his second term, Katko is a Republican who refused to endorse President Trump’s candidacy and also was set to vote against the House bill to repeal and replace Obamacare that ultimately was pulled due to a lack of support.
Katko spokeswoman Erin O’Connor did not rule out a potential run by her boss against incumbent Democrat Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.
“Because of his record both in Congress and as a federal prosecutor, he has been approached,” O’Connor said. “He appreciates that. But right now he’s focused on representing his constituents in Congress.”
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Source: The New York Daily News (via The Empire Report)