ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - The Republican challenger for New York attorney general would take a steep pay cut if elected.
John Cahill, who was former Gov. George Pataki's chief of staff and a state conservation commissioner, is trying to unseat Democratic Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.
The state's top attorney has a salary of $151,500.
Tax returns released Friday show Cahill's adjusted gross income last year topped $768,000.
That includes $569,000 advising clients on energy and environmental issues at Chadbourne & Park law firm in Manhattan, $117,000 as a board member of Hudson Valley Corp., a bank headquartered in his Yonkers hometown, and $102,000 consulting on energy and environmental issues for Pataki-Cahill group.
Schneiderman reported almost $298,000 of income last year, including $141,000 from dividends and investments.
Cahill is trailing 46-to-34 percent in the latest Quinnipiac poll.
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