James to Run for Governor. The Attorney General is expected to announce her candidacy this week. She will challenge Kathy Hochul in the primary. Letitia James has a history of breaking through barriers. She is the first woman and African-American to win the Attorney General job. A native of Brooklyn, she was educated at Lehman College and Howard University Law School. She entered politics as a candidate for NYC Council on the liberal Working Party ticket. As AG she has aggressively pursued adversaries including Donald Trump, Andrew Cuomo, and the National Rifle Association. The Cuomo camp has derided her investigation into sexual harassment as politically motivated. Her damning report ultimately lead to the ex-Governor’s resignation. She joins a crowded field of potential candidates for the State’s top job. James to Run for Governor. It was just a matter of time before she threw her hat into the ring !!