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Republican John Cahill is expected to announce his candidacy for attorney general on Sunday, a GOP official said.

Cahill, ex-Gov. George Pataki’s former chief of staff and current law partner, would be challenging Democrat incumbent Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. A Republican county chairman who asked to remain anonymous said all GOP county chairs were notified about Cahill’s plans this week.

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Republicans have been expecting Cahill’s candidacy for weeks. The Yonkers resident formed an exploratory campaign committee last month.

The party is holding its nominating convention next week in Rye.