New York’s Attorney General Tish James is reportedly planning to announce her candidacy for governor on Tuesday, the New York Post reports.
“We can’t allow this to happen again,” James is quoted as saying. “And we don’t just have a lieutenant governor. This is not as simple as having a mayor and a governor, a school chancellor and a governor.”
The announcement follows several back-and-forth announcements from the former state senator. The Post says James may make the announcement either Tuesday morning or after the Wednesday Board of Elections runoff in which 15 percent of voters decide the Democratic nominee to face Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
There were a number of rival candidates in the race for governor, including Cynthia Nixon, Zephyr Teachout, Sal Albanese, James Parrow, Tim Wu and Leecia Eve.
James, who would make history if elected governor, is highly popular in the African-American community, making a strong financial edge over her rivals.
James is expected to tell supporters that she’s the best person to unite a Democratic Party “that has been fractured by power in Albany,” the Post reports.
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