Teachout suspends her campaign for AG
Michelle Del Rey is reporting for the Times Union Zephyr Teachout has dropped out of the race for Attorney General, according to a press release sent out December 12. "Our campaign for New York Attorney General has always been rooted in doing the best for New Yorkers. Attorney General Letitia James is an exceptional leader and dedicated public servant. Given her decision to seek re-election, I will be immediately suspending my own campaign," Teachout wrote in a statement. James had declared her candidacy for governor, but ended that campaign this week to pursue re-election to her post, writing on Twitter, “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,” James wrote. Teachout, a progressive, first ran for AG in 2018 but lost to James, but won the Capitol Region in the process. Before that, she ran for governor in 2014. Former assistant United States attorney, Dan Goldman, also called off his campaign Friday in light of James’ announcement. Read the full story in the Times Union.