CNBC: NY AG Letitia James discussing run for governor

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC/CNBC) — New York Attorney General Letitia James is talking with advisors and supporters about possibly running for governor next year.

That’s according to CNBC, which is citing “people familiar with the matter”.

CNBC is reporting that James and her political advisors have been testing the waters to see if she’d have the support of previous donors and supporters if she runs for governor in the weeks since her office released the 168-page report on its investigation into claims of sexual harassment and other misconduct against former Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

A potential hurdle, according to CNBC, is that Gov. Kathy Hochul, who replaced Cuomo last month, is doing fairly well in the polls and has several months to further her popularity and build donor support.

In a recent Siena poll, Hochul had a 42-17% favorability rating, however, 41% of respondents said they didn’t know enough about her or hadn’t formed an opinion yet.

Besides the investigation into Cuomo, James’s other recent actions include suing the National Rifle Association in an attempt to dissolve it, a probe of former President Donald Trump’s company, the Trump Organization and pushing for Kodak to make its Chief Executive Officer and General Counsel available to testify in an insider trading case stemming from a $765 million loan it received from the Trump White House to produce generic drug ingredients.