The guy that went after New York State politicans is beeing courted by people to run for the New York State Attoeney General office….
He chance of being picked to step into the office by state Democrats is remote….
But there are those who would like the excitement of a guy with a solid history of going after bad politicans to become one again going after them …..
Bharara would have no chance of a win running as independent ….
To get a win?
He’d have to win the primary in the Democratic party….
That is in September, a little more than 3 months away….
That means he MUST decide on this right away….
Stay tuned ….
Preet Bharara is seeing all the texts, phone calls and DMs urging him to run for New York attorney general, including from some top operatives and Democratic donors. He’s hearing it from people coming up to him on the street.
And though Bharara is leaning against making a play for the job, according to three people close to him, the onetime powerhouse U.S. attorney fired by Donald Trump pointedly hasn’t said no, either. He wants to see how the next few weeks play out.
Among the people who’ve reached out, the sources said, are Mike Bloomberg consigliere Howard Wolfson and independent-minded GOP consultant John Weaver, along with a host of top Democratic operatives, donors and fundraisers.
“He’s the Eliot Ness that we need today,” said Weaver, who confirmed that he reached out to Bharara despite not previously knowing him. “I understand that he wouldn’t want to campaign, and it would be distasteful. [But] in this case, it would be a crusade. And crusades are never distasteful.”
The pleas are partly a response to the sainted status that Bharara has achieved since he forced President Donald Trump to fire him last year by refusing to resign. But they’re also a sign of dissatisfaction with how the field of candidates for the plum law enforcement post is shaping up. The key qualifications are less about legal skills and more about who can navigate muddy New York politics compounded by the backroom machinations of Gov. Andrew Cuomo….
For those of you who forgot….
Donald Trump told Bharara he could kep his US Atty job….
Then turned around and fired him….