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Teachout set to run for attorney general again

Oct 29, 2021 5:55 am

Chris Bragg reports in the Times Union that Zephyr Teachout, who voters in New York's 19th Congressional District have seen on the ballot three times recently, is running again next year, for the Democratic nomination for attorney general. Teachout previously ran for governor in 2014, losing to incumbent Andrew Cuomo; for Congress in 2016, losing to Republican John Faso; and losing a four-way primary for attorney general in 2018. On Oct. 28 the Fordham Law professor registered a campaign committee to raise money to run for attorney general again. Current Attorney General Letitia James intends to run for governor against incumbent Kathy Hochul, making room for Teachout's campaign. There have been reports about others considering a run for attorney general, including Queens State Sen. Michael Gianaris, Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz, and Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez. Read more about this story in the Times Union.