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In a Tight Race for AG, Bloomberg Stumps for GOP Candidate

Republican hopeful Dan Donovan tightens the gap with Eric Schneiderman in Attorney General race



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    Mayor Bloomberg says he got involved in the tightening Attorney General's race because he thinks "it's critical to this state to have an attorney general that can keep this state safe and honest."

    Hizzoner and Republican hopeful  Dan Donovan greeted early morning commuters at the LIRR station in Bayside Monday morning as the latest Siena College poll shows him in a dead heat with Democratic candidate Eric Schneiderman. A poll of likely voters found the two in a dead heat with voter support split at 44 percent for each candidate.

    Schneiderman still has a sizeable lead amongst city voters, while Donovan is opening up an advantage in the suburbs.

    On Sunday, Schneiderman traveled to Bedford-Stuyvesant to address congregants at Bridge Street African Wesleyan Methodist Episcopal Church.

    "I think people are paying attention to the race now," Schneiderman said of the numbers.  Schneiderman was hitting the campaign trail with Democratic ticket-mate Andrew Cuomo, stopping in three cities today to shore up last minute support.

    Although both men pointed out the importance of voter turnout, Bloomberg expressed his skepticism of the new voting system to be used Tuesday.

    "It was poorly designed system, poorly selected much too late and the Board of Elections has not done a good job of administering, but nevertheless, this is what we have,"  Bloomberg said.