Letitia James drops out of New York governor race


State Attorney General Letitia James is dropping her bid for governor against Gov. Kathy Hochul in 2022 and will instead run for re-election as New York’s top lawyer.

“I have come to the conclusion that I must continue my work as attorney general. There are a number of important investigations and cases that are underway, and I intend to finish the job. I am running for re-election to complete the work New Yorkers elected me to do,” said James in a statement Thursday. 

James’ short-lived campaign lasted barely a month, after announcing her bid in late October following months of speculation that she would mount a challenge to Hochul.

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