There’s no point of running a "hopeless race," political experts say. So the five Democrats who would have been competing against the incumbent have said their good-byes since she bowed out of the contest for governor.
Letitia James says she’ll run for reelection after all — after nixing a nascent run for governor. Here’s who’s also in the running so far for the state’s top prosecutor, with an overview of what an attorney general does.
"Her heart just wasn’t in it," said one longtime supporter of the attorney general, whose challenge to Gov. Kathy Hochul was put within reach by her own role in toppling Andrew Cuomo. The announcement upends the contests for both governor and AG.