SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- He's considered to be one of the front runners in a crowded race for the democratic nomination for state Attorney General. Manhattan State Senator Eric Schneiderman is launching an upstate campaign drive, less than two weeks before democrats go to the polls to select from five candidates for the nomination.
In Syracuse, he picked up endorsements from a number of local elected leaders.
"My campaign has been all about justice. My campaign is about equal, independent and progressive justice. That's what I talked about when I kicked off. That's what I'm talking about now. And that's what I will seek to do as Attorney General," Schneiderman said.
A recent poll, which showed widespread lack of interest in the race among democrats, Schneider placed second with the backing of three percent of those questioned. Kathleen Rice, the Nassau County DA, came in first with the support of just four percent.