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For a moment over the weekend it looked as if Kathleen Rice had lost one of her strengths in the race for state attorney general: being the only woman.
Minutes after Rice, the Nassau district attorney, told the Democratic Rural Conference only she could “balance” the statewide ticket, Elizabeth Holtzman was nominated for attorney general.
Holtzman, the former Brooklyn D.A. and former NYC comptroller, recalled when she was in Congress helping drive then-President Richard Nixon from office in the Watergate scandal. She said there were new fights on Wall Street and in Albany she wanted to wage.
But Holtzman then withdrew from the DRC straw poll, saying she wasn’t yet a candidate though she “was seriously considering it.” Rice aides looked relieved.