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NY Attorney General 2022

NY Attorney General 2022

  • Schumer, James, DiNapoli Each Win Another Term in New York Statewide Offices


    Tom DiNapoli, Letitia James, and Chuck Schumer

    Beyond the top of the ticket governor's race that has gotten most of the attention, Democrats running for New York's other statewide offices on the ballot also prevailed Tuesday night.

    Though some of the races appear tighter than Democrats might have hoped in a state where they outnumber Republicans two to one, the wins come in an election year where many political dynamics favored the GOP.

    Incumbents U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, State Attorney General Letitia James, and State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli each won against their

  • Letitia James Seeks Second Term Against Challenger Michael Henry in New York Attorney General Race

    Letitia James and Michael Henry

    Since Attorney General Letitia James dropped her short run for Governor and announced her bid for a second term as New York State’s top legal official, she has spent limited time on the campaign trail. James, a Democrat whose work as attorney general has elevated her to national prominence, has had commanding polling and fundraising leads over her little-known opponent and, in a break from her fellow statewide incumbents, has declined to even debate him.

    Her Republican challenger, commercial litigator Michael Henry from Queens, is running as a political

  • The Developing 2022 Race for New York Attorney General

    NY AG Letitia James presser

    NY AG Letitia James is vacating the position to run for Governor (photo: AG's office)

    UPDATE: On December 9, 2021 New York Attorney General Letitia James dropped out of the race for Governor and announced her intention to seek reelection as Attorney General in the 2022 election.


    With current New York Attorney General Letitia James launching a campaign to be the next governor, the race to fill her seat is attracting a growing swell of candidates.

    James, a Democrat elected in 2018, was planning to run for reelection and would