Democrat Zephyr Teachout has exited the race for attorney general.
The progressive superstar was viewed as an opportunity for real change in New York, but now, it appears establishment candidates have the advantage in statewide races.
Late last week Attorney General Letitia James announced she was ending her bid for governor. It would have forced a primary with incumbent Governor Kathy Hochul.
After James announced her bid for governor, Teachout announced that she would seek election to attorney general.
Once James exited, though, and announced a bid for re-election – Teachout also bowed out.
“Our campaign for New York Attorney General has always been rooted in doing the best for New Yorkers. Attorney General Letitia James is an exceptional leader and dedicated public servant. Given her decision to seek re-election, I will be immediately suspending my own campaign,” said Teachout. She’s a Fordham Law School professor and political activist. “I strongly support Attorney General James in her re-election and her critical fights to deliver justice for the people of New York.”
Other candidates for attorney general also bowed out of the race.
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