From the Morning Memo:

Republican attorney general candidate Keith Wofford in a TV ad released Wednesday pledges to fight public corruption “day one” if elected to the top legal post in the state.

The ad seeks to draw a contrast between Wofford, an attorney in private practice launching his first bid for public office, and his Democratic opponent Letitia James, the New York City public advocate who had won her Democratic primary last month with the backing of the state committee and Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

“New York’s political class, wants us to blindly support their candidate for attorney general Letitia James, right over a cliff,” the ad’s narrator says.

The spot was released the same day Republican Assemblyman Joe Errigo was charged bribery and wire fraud stemming from allegations he accepted cash bribes in exchange for introducing favorable legislation for an unnamed lobbyist and fellow lawmaker, making him the latest elected official in state government to face corruption charges.

The attorney general’s office is an open one this year following the resignation in May of incumbent Democrat Eric Schneiderman. Barbara Underwood, appointed by the Legislature following Schneiderman’s resignation, is not running for a full term.

Attorney general candidates have long pledged to fight public corruption, especially what goes on at the state Capitol, while in office. But the powers of the office when it comes to doing so are considered generally limited without a referral.