She was endorsed by Andrew Cuomo….
And had strong New York Democratic backing…
She also ran on a pledge to go after Donald Trump hard upon getting into office….
She is a lock for the Attorney General job on November….
Tish James handily won the Democratic nomination to become New York’s attorney general Thursday in one of the most heated statewide contests of the season.
James is now poised to take up the mantle of anti-Trump warrior that former Attorney General Eric Schneiderman had begun to fashion before he resigned in disgrace amid multiple accusations of abusing women.
A former public defender and Brooklyn council member, James is also positioned to make history as the first African-American woman to be elected as New York’s top law enforcement officer.
Throughout the race, the candidates seemed to be running as much against President Donald Trump as each other, warning that the next AG must act as a bulwark against the White House, promising to use the office’s unique legal powers to go after Trump, his business dealings and associates.
James, New York City‘s public advocate, clinched the nomination 90 minutes after the polls closed. With 83 percent of precincts reporting, she secured 41 percent of the vote — enough to edge out opponents Zephyr Teachout and Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, who had seen a surge in polls leading up to Thursday’s election.
With the win, Tish, as she is widely known, continues a steady ascent to the height of power in New York…..