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Letitia James pulls out of New York governor race

James released a statement Thursday saying she will run for reelection as Attorney General instead.

ALBANY, N.Y. — New York Attorney General Letitia James has suspended her campaign for governor, saying she will run for reelection to her current position. 

The Democrat said in a statement on Thursday that she needs to continue her work as attorney general, citing “a number of important investigations and cases” underway. James oversaw an investigation into allegations that former Gov. Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed numerous women, only announced she was running for governor in late October. 

The 62-year-old is the first woman elected as New York’s attorney general, and she is the first Black person to serve in the role.


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