Any surprise in this?
One would have to be completely without political common sense to count this out….
Several NY Attorney General’s HAVE gone on to run and get elected Governor….
Letitia “Tish’ James wouldn’t be the last….
Fresh off of helping push Andrew Cuomo out of the Governorship and that office being in the hands of a upstate Lt. Governor ? (Hochul is the states’s first woman governor…James could be the first Black woman one)
James’s name recognition and political history and chops could serve her well…..
New York Attorney General Letitia James has been talking with her advisors and supporters about potentially running for governor next year, according to people familiar with the matter.
In the weeks since James’ investigation into former Gov. Andrew Cuomo ended early last month, she and her political advisors have been testing the waters to see whether she would have the backing of previous donors and supporters if she opts against running for reelection and instead runs for governor.
James’ name recognition within the state and beyond has skyrocketed in recent years. In addition to her investigation into Cuomo, the attorney general’s office has been probing the National Rifle Association and former President Donald Trump’s company, the Trump Organization.
James and her allies have been weighing the pros and cons of running in a Democratic primary for governor, some of these people added. One drawback would be giving up the powerful attorney general job.
Another potential hurdle is that the current governor, Kathy Hochul, has done fairly well in the polls and has several months to build popularity and donor support from a position of considerable power.
Some prominent names in New York political circles have already started making calls on James’ behalf….
image of Hochul, Cuomo and James….The Legislative Gazette