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Zephyr Teachout announces run for New York attorney general

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Published: Nov. 15, 2021 at 11:39 AM EST|Updated: Nov. 16, 2021 at 3:43 PM EST
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NEW YORK (AP) - Law professor Zephyr Teachout has announced she is seeking the Democratic nomination for attorney general of New York.

Teachout made the announcement Monday in Brooklyn. She had said earlier that she would run for attorney general if incumbent Letitia James announced a run for governor. James announced her campaign for governor on Oct. 29.

Teachout, 50, is a professor of law at Fordham University and a scholar on corruption and antitrust laws.

Teachout ran for the Democratic nomination for attorney general in 2018 but lost to James. She has also run unsuccessfully for governor and for Congress.

Editor’s note: In a story published November 15, 2021, about Zephyr Teachout announcing that she is running for attorney general of New York, The Associated Press erroneously reported her title at Fordham University’s law school. Teachout is a full professor, not an associate professor.

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