New York Attorney General Letitia James officially launched her bid to become the next governor of New York on Friday. In a celebratory campaign video, James categorized herself as a“force for change” while touting her investigations into former President Donald Trump and former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.
“Throughout my career, I’ve taken on big forces and New Yorkers know I will never back down when it comes to fighting for them. Today, I am proud to announce my candidacy for governor of New York so we can bring transformational change that uplifts all New Yorkers,” James said.
James has labeled herself as a voice for working families that will “stand up to powerful interests on behalf of the vulnerable.”
“As I’ve traveled all around New York state, I have witnessed too many working families struggling to make ends meet, and it’s clear that the status quo just won’t do,” James continued.
“New Yorkers need a governor who isn’t afraid to stand up to powerful interests on behalf of the vulnerable.”
James will compete in a growing Democratic field that includes acting New York Governor Kathy Hochul and New York City Public Advocate Jumaane Williams. Not to mention, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio has teased a potential bid.
Election Day is set for November 8, 2022.
I'm running for Governor of New York because I have the experience, vision, and courage to take on the powerful on behalf of all New Yorkers.
Let's do this, together. pic.twitter.com/JA21M19p5m
— Tish James (@TishJames) October 29, 2021