kathleen rice

Suburban NY Prosecutor Running For US House Seat

Jan 30, 2014

A Long Island prosecutor says she is running for Congress.

Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice said Wednesday night she will seek the Democratic nomination to replace Rep. Carolyn McCarthy, who is retiring.

McCarthy also endorsed Rice on Wednesday night.

Rice has attracted national attention for her crackdowns on drunken driving and cheating on college entrance exams.

She won a third term by a double-digit margin last November.

DA Kathleen Rice

Host Alan Chartock is joined by Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice. Rice — co-chair of the new Moreland Act Commission begun by Governor Andrew Cuomo and Attorney General Eric Schneiderman — was recently named president of the District Attorney’s Association. Rice was a Democratic candidate for Attorney General in 2010.