BINGHAMTON - The Republican running for New York State Attorney General says he's the man to finally root out corruption in state government.
Keith Wofford held a news conference outside the Jeffrey P Kraham Broome County Public Library this morning.
Wofford says corruption costs taxpayers money by overpaying for projects, many oif which never deliver on their promises.
"The key to fighting corruption is independence. You have to have someone who comes in as a political outsider, who's not part of the system, to be able to clean it up. Again, we've heard the promises over and over from politicians, particularly from candidates for Attorney General, and they simply have not gotten it done," he said.
Wofford claims his opponent, Democrat Leticia James, is too beholden to the political hierarchy to properly police it.
The Republican says that if elected, he would review the state's many lawsuits against the Trump administration and the Trump Foundation to see if they're in the best interest of New Yorkers or simply politically motivated.