New York Attorney General Letitia James has suspended her campaign for governor and is running for re-election.
The news was broke via Twitter with Capitol reporters getting the news that her campaign was being ‘suspended’.
— Susan Arbetter (@sarbetter) December 9, 2021
James shed some light on the decision, which took most of New York’s political scene by surprise on Thursday.
“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,” the statement from her gubernatorial campaign said.
The decision appears to have come after some internal reflection by the Democratic Party, which sees a challenging year on the horizon if there are hotly contested primaries.
NEW: @TishJames is suspending her campaign for Governor.
— Zack Fink (@ZackFinkNews) December 9, 2021
*Jay Jacobs is also calling on New York City Public Advocate Jumaane Williams and Rep. Tom Suozzi to drop their primary challenges to Gov. Hochul as well.
— Nick Reisman (@NickReisman) December 9, 2021