Regulation professor Zephyr Teachout, who misplaced the 2018 Democratic major for New York state legal professional common to Letitia James, introduced Monday that she is going to search the nomination once more subsequent 12 months.
“My name is Zephyr Teachout, and I am running to be the next attorney general of the state of New York,” Teachout mentioned at a marketing campaign launch in Brooklyn the place she was joined by supporters together with Democratic Meeting members Ron Kim and Emily Gallagher.
Teachout mentioned earlier that she would run for legal professional common if James, the incumbent, introduced a run for governor. James announced her campaign for governor final month, leaving the legal professional common’s seat open subsequent 12 months.
Teachout, 50, is an affiliate professor of legislation at Fordham College and a scholar on corruption and antitrust legal guidelines. She is the creator of “Break ’Em Up: Recovering Our Freedom from Big Ag, Big Tech, and Big Money,” revealed final 12 months.
She mentioned her priorities as legal professional common would come with combating corruption and company abuse and defending civil rights.
“I have been fighting against corruption for my entire career, and I will go after politicians who lie and who think they are above the law,” she mentioned.
Along with seeking the Democratic nomination for attorney general in 2018, Teachout ran for the Democratic nomination for governor of New York in 2014, dropping to Andrew Cuomo.
Teachout gained the Democratic nomination for a Hudson Valley congressional seat in 2016 however misplaced to Republican John Faso within the common election.