Letitia James, the state attorney general who oversaw an investigation into the sexual harassment allegations against Cuomo and is a frontrunner of Progressive Democrats, is also running for governor and is, so far, the most in sight to challenge Hochul. James would be the first black woman to hold the post. Jumaane Williams, the city’s public lawyer, is also a candidate for the Democratic primary. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, whose term ends this year, is flirting with the idea of running for governor.
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