Assemblyman Richard Brodsky today offered a novel defense in response to claims by his would-be AG primary opponents (most notably Nassau County DA Kathleen Rice) that this isn’t the year to elect a so-called “Albany insider” to the AG’s office.

“The problem with that is when Democrats adopt the worst part of the rhetoric of the Tea Party movement, the distrust of incumbents, per se, it’s not just an attack on me, it’s an attack on Andrew Cuomo – as much as he and I are parallel in our experiences as part of the Albany government,” Brodsky argued.

“The question isn’t what our generalized stereotype, it’s what we’ve done as individuals, what we can do.”

Brodsky is the latest AG contender to appear on “Capital Tonight” in the lead up to Saturday’s DRC straw poll. We’ve already spoken with Sen. Eric Schneiderman and attorney Sean Coffey.

My full interview with the Westchester County Democrat, who also discusses his vision for the AG’s office and his commitment not to have this year be a repeat of 2006 (when he dropped out of the AG’s race due to his daughter’s health concerns), will air at 8 p.m. and 11:30 p.m.