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Letitia James becomes first black, female NYS Attorney General

New York Public Advocate Tish James, center, speaks during a news conference outside Supreme Court building in the Manhattan borough, after receiving endorsements for her state attorney general candidacy from nine Congressional members, including Adriano Espaillat, far left, Grace Meng, second from left, Hakeem Jeffries, second from right, and Eliot Engel, far right, Wednesday Aug. 8, 2018, in New York. New York Public Advocate Tish James, center, speaks during a news conference outside Supreme Court building in the Manhattan borough, after receiving endorsements for her state attorney general candidacy from nine Congressional members, including Adriano Espaillat, far left, Grace Meng, second from left, Hakeem Jeffries, second from right, and Eliot Engel, far right, Wednesday Aug. 8, 2018, in New York. | Photo: AP Photo / Bebeto Matthews.

November 07, 2018 08:28 AM

ALBANY, NY - Barriers were broken Tuesday night in the New York State Attorney General's race.

Letitia James is now the first, black woman, to be elected as the state's chief law officer.

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The democrat defeated republican Keith Wofford with 62 percent of the vote. Wofford received 35 percent.

In a tweet, James thanked New York and said that it was a night for justice and our future.

She then went on to promise to “fight for all of us.”

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