New York Attorney General Letitia James, who oversaw the investigation into sexual harassment allegations against former Governor Andrew Cuomo among other cases, announced Friday that she’s running for governor.
I'm running for Governor of New York because I have the experience, vision, and courage to take on the powerful on behalf of all New Yorkers.— Tish James (@TishJames) October 29, 2021
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“New Yorkers need a governor who isn’t afraid to stand up to powerful interests
on behalf of the vulnerable. Throughout my career, I’ve taken on big forces and
New Yorkers know I will never back down when it comes to fighting for them,”
James said in a statement. “Today, I am proud to announce my candidacy for
governor of New York so we can bring transformational change that uplifts all
The formal announcement, which was forecasted this week by AP, came just one day after prosecutors filed a misdemeanor charge against Andrew Cuomo for alleged forcible touching, a charge that carried a potential one-year prison sentence.