NEW YORK — New York Attorney General Letitia James announced Friday that she will run for governor of New York, challenging incumbent Governor Kathy Hochul.
James made the announcement on Twitter, along with a short video.
The move was widely anticipated from the woman whose office investigated allegations Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed numerous women.
The 62-year-old is the first woman elected as New York’s attorney general and the first Black person to serve in the role.
She’s expected to be a strong challenger for the Democratic nomination against Hochul, who had been Cuomo’s lieutenant governor.