New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman will on Tuesday endorse Letitia James to take his place as the state’s next attorney general, New York Magazine reported on Monday.
Schneiderman plans to announce his support for James during an event in lower Manhattan, the magazine reported.
James has been running for governor since last year. On Friday, James introduced three bills aimed at preventing the abuses she says she saw while serving as New York City Public Advocate.
“It is clear that my constituents, who have been mistreated and sexually harassed by the very men charged with protecting their rights, care far more about the outcome of these bills than what happens to my gubernatorial campaign,” James said in a statement.
In May, James’s political action committee received almost $1 million in donations from Hollywood executives.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has been considered the most likely candidate to challenge President Trump in the 2020 election.