The Democratic Attorneys General Association on Tuesday endorsed Letitia James' bid for governor ahead of the coming primary in New York.
The endorsement of James from the organization comes as more Democrats are expected to enter the field in the coming weeks, including New York City Public Advocate Jumaane Williams, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and U.S. Rep. Tom Suozzi. Gov. Kathy Hochul, who took office Aug. 24, has said she will seek a full term next year.
The DAG helps elect and promote Democratic attorneys general across the country.
"Attorney General Letitia James has been a national star in some of the most impactful and important fights that have faced New York and our country," said Sean Rankin, the association's executive director. "Whether it's taking on the NRA or Donald Trump, Attorney General James has been a protector of consumers, an advocate for the values we share, and a champion for those in need. We know she will be an outstanding governor, given her experience and passion fighting for working people. We are sorry to see her leave the Attorney General ranks, but we know New Yorkers would be fortunate to have Attorney General James leading New York as their next governor."
James was first elected attorney general in New York in 2018.