Letitia James’s Win In The New York Attorney General Primary Is History Making

Yesha Callahan Sep, 14, 2018

Public advocate Letitia James made history in New York Thursday night when she won the Democratic primary for attorney general, and the first black woman to win a major party statewide nomination in New York.

James’s rivals included — Zephyr Teachout, Sean Patrick Maloney and Leecia Eve – and now places her up against New York City attorney Keith Wofford, who ran unopposed Thursday in the Republican primary, according to the NY Times.

If James, a Brooklyn native, became the state’s top cop, she’s taking aim at the many cases left open after Eric Schneiderman resigned in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations in May, one of which includes investigating Donald Trump and his family.

“This campaign was really never about me, or any of the candidates who ran,” James said at her victory party in Brooklyn on Thursday. “It was about the people, but most importantly it was about that man in the White House who can’t go a day without threatening our fundamental rights, can’t go a day without threatening the rights of immigrants, can’t go a day without dividing us.”