Brooklyn native Tish James announces campaign for governor

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Attorney General Letitia James, a Brooklyn native, is officially running to be elected Governor of New York State, releasing a campaign ad Friday after weeks of fervent speculation ahead of the race to lead the Empire State.

In her campaign video, James says that she is running to be the state’s chief executive to fight for the little guy in the halls of power.

“I’ve spent my career guided by a simple principle,” James says. “Stand up to the powerful on behalf of the vulnerable, to be a force for change.”

James recounts her record as AG in making her first official pitch to voters, touting a settlement with drug manufacturers over their role in the opioid crisis, litigating the National Rifle Association into bankruptcy, and suing the Trump administration “76 times, but who’s counting.”

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