Democratic attorney general candidates hold final debate

NEW YORK  — The four Democratic candidates for New York attorney general held what is likely their final debate before the Sept. 13 primary, touting their qualifications and experience while tackling issues on corruption, voting rights, and economic inequality.

Thursday night’s debate at the Cooper Union in Manhattan was moderated by former federal prosecutor Preet Bharara and WNYC’s Brian Lehrer.

Law professor Zephyr Teachout, who recently gained momentum with the endorsement of The New York Times, described herself as an anti-corruption expert.

New York City Public Advocate Letitia James called herself a leader. She’s backed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the party.

Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney said he has the most experience, while Leecia Eve, a former aide to Hillary Clinton, stressed her litigation chops.

The winner will face Republican Keith Wofford.