New York - New York City Public Advocate Leticia James is the winner in a four-way race for New York attorney general.
She defeated Fordham Law professor Zephyr Teachout, Hudson Valley Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney and Manhattan Attorney Leecia Eve.
New York is now poised to have its first African-American attorney general. She faces a challenge from Republican Keith Wofford in November.
The position opened after Eric Schneiderman resigned suddenly this year over allegations he physically and sexually assaulted women.
Thank you New York!— Tish James (@TishJames) September 14, 2018
Tonight, we rewrite the history of generations of New Yorkers who have been treated differently simply because of their gender, the color of their skin, the language they speak, the God they pray to, the people they love, or the zip code they come from. pic.twitter.com/zb3uJ6AYjd