Former federal prosecutor and Trump impeachment lawyer Daniel Goldman announced Friday that he is suspending his campaign for New York attorney general.
The move comes in response to Attorney General Letitia James's announcement that she is running for reelection in 2022 instead of running a campaign for governor of the Empire State.
LETITIA JAMES SUSPENDS CAMPAIGN FOR NEW YORK GOVERNOR
"I spoke to Tish earlier today and relayed my full support for her reelection," Goldman said in a statement. "I look forward to working with her in the future on these endeavors, and to continuing my lifelong quest to ensure there is one standard of justice for all."
My statement on the New York Attorney General’s race: pic.twitter.com/P39iUyVWSa— Daniel Goldman (@danielsgoldman) December 10, 2021
Goldman announced his candidacy for the attorney general's office Nov. 16, shortly after James, a fellow Democrat, announced her candidacy for New York governor.
James suspended her campaign for governor and announced her run for reelection in the attorney general's race Thursday. She was polling in second place in the Democratic primary for governor behind current New York Gov. Kathy Hochul.
As attorney general, James opened an investigation into former Gov. Andrew Cuomo that ultimately led to his resignation. She also attracted national attention for her investigation into the Trump Organization.
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Goldman previously served as a counsel to House Democrats during the first impeachment of former President Donald Trump, who was later acquitted by the Senate.