At least two Democrats seeking statewide office this fall will not be heeding calls to dump Global Strategy Group in spite of the firm’s involvement in the pay-to-play state pension fund scandal.

The campaign of one of Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand’s Republican opponents, David Malpass, said the junior senator should dump the consulting firm “immediately,” calling this choice a “real test of (her) priorities.”

Malpass was interviewed this afternoon by YNN’s Steve Ference for this evening’s “Capital Tonight,” and said:

“She has to make a decision on who she hires, who she associates with in the campaign. I want to run a very issue based campaign. My frustration is that we have an inside ballgame kind of mentality going on in Washington, D.C. and in Albany that keeps making mistakes. It’s not working on behalf of taxpayers and that is what I want to change.”

You can tune in at 8 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. to see the entire Malpass interview.

Gillibrand’s campaign declined to comment, but said it would be sticking with Global, which has been with her since the beginning of her political career when she ousted then-GOP Rep. John Sweeney in 2006.

Meanwhile, the campaign of Nassau County DA Kathleen Rice, one of five Democratic AG contenders, confirmed that it recently hired Global’s Jef Pollock and intends to keep him.

“Jefrey Pollock is a new, trusted member of our campaign team and we look forward to his consultation in the year ahead,” said Rice campaign spokesman Eric Phillips. “We hired Jef to provide the campaign with polling and statistical research.”