State Attorney General Letitia James — whose bombshell sexual harassment report led to the resignation of ex-Gov. Andrew Cuomo — will announce that she’s challenging incumbent Gov. Kathy Hochul in the 2022 Democratic primary, The Post has learned.
James called a union leader Wednesday notifying the official she plans to announce her campaign “shortly,” according to a source.
Kimberly Peeler-Allen, senior advisor for James’ campaign put out a statement Wednesday that said: “Attorney General Letitia James has made a decision regarding the governor’s race. She will be announcing it in the coming days.”
“I hear she’s making calls. She made a call to me for money last week,” a second source familiar with James’ thinking told The Post.
“She did not want to say that she’s running for governor — even though we understood each other,” said the source, noting James wryly added: “You know what I’m up to.”
New York City Public Advocate Jumaane D. Williams has filed the necessary paperwork with the New York Board of Elections in order to run for governor, the Times Union reported.
Williams, a progressive Democrat, is the second to file for governor, after Governor Kathy Hochul. The Democrat primary is scheduled for June 2022. Other potential candidates include Attorney General Letitia James.
Williams had previously indicated he would run for governor in September, when he began an exploratory committee. He formed a campaign committee on October 18.