Originally published at: https://populist.press/letitia-james-quits-race-for-ny-governor/

New York Attorney General Letitia James said Thursday she will drop her campaign for governor, and will instead run to be re-elected in her current role.

“I have come to the conclusion that I must continue my work as attorney general,” James said in a statement.

“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,” she said.

The surprise turnaround came less than two months after James announced her candidacy for governor in 2022, setting up a likely Democratic primary fight against Gov. Kathy Hochul.

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