Dec 9, 2021 - Politics & Policy

New York AG Letitia James drops out of governor's race

Letitia James

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New York Attorney General Letitia James announced Thursday that she would suspend her campaign bid for governor in 2022, citing a desire to "finish her work" as attorney general.

Why it matters: The attorney general had announced her bid for governor just over a month ago and was seen by Democratic strategists, operatives and progressives as a potentially strong candidate for the position.

What they're saying: "I have come to the conclusion that I must continue my work as attorney general," James said in a statement obtained by Axios.

  • "There are a number of important investigations and cases that are underway, and I intend to finish the job," she added.
  • "I am running for re-election to complete the work New Yorkers elected me to do."
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