The hack attorney general who took down the previous governor of New York, Fredo’s brother, and vowed when she got elected to user her position as AG to destroy Trump, has suddenly dropped out of the race for governor:
NY POST – State Attorney General Letitia James dropped out of the race for governor on Thursday and said she’ll instead seek a second term as New York’s chief law-enforcement official.
“I have come to the conclusion that I must continue my work as attorney general,” James said in a prepared statement.
“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 move followed heavy criticism from former Gov. Andrew Cuomo that James’ investigation of sexual harassment allegations against him was politically motivated.
Cuomo resigned in August, one week after James — using outside investigators — released a report that accused him of harassing 11 women, including nine current or former state employees.
James’ short-lived plan to challenge Cuomo’s successor, Gov. Kathy Hochul, for the Democratic nomination next year lasted little more than a month.
James barely campaigned after announcing her bid for Albany’s Executive Mansion and polls showed her trailing Hochul by wide margins.
Recent polls showed James consistently trailing Hochul in Democratic primary matchups.
More than a third of Democrats said they would vote for Hochul – 36 percent – over just 18 percent who said they would back James, according to a new Siena College survey released Monday.
James might be significantly behind in the polls, but I don’t think for one minute that’s why she dropped out. The Democratic primary doesn’t happen until June and there’s plenty of time for her to become more popular.
Rather, I’m forced to wonder if someone found some dirt on her and that’s why she’s giving up so quickly and instead running again for AG. I’m sure that sounds very cynical and conspiratorial, but I don’t buy her ‘I intend to finish the job’ spiel. I think something else is going on here that we might find out about in the future.