Letitia James suspends New York gubernatorial campaign

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FILE – In this Friday May 21, 2021, file photo, New York Attorney General Letitia James acknowledges questions from journalists at a news conference in New York. James has announced that she is running for governor, according to three people directly familiar with her plans. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

New York Attorney General Letitia James said Thursday that she is suspending her campaign for the Democratic nomination for the 2022 Governor’s race.

In a tweet, James said “there were a number of important investigations underway” and that she will seek re-election as attorney general to see them through.

“I am running for re-election to complete the work New Yorkers elected me to do,” she said.

The attorney general only announced she was running for governor in late October.

The 62-year-old is the first woman elected as New York’s attorney general and the first Black person to serve in the role.

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