History is likely to be made in the race for New York Attorney General next Tuesday. Either of the major party candidates would be the state's first black attorney general. One, Democrat Letitia James, would be the first black woman elected to statewide office in New York.
The New York Legislature on Tuesday appointed Barbara Underwood interim attorney general two weeks after Eric Schneiderman suddenly resigned as the state's top legal chief amid allegations he physically abused four women he dated.
Barbara Underwood, thrust into the job as New York state's chief legal officer when Eric Schneiderman abruptly resigned amid allegations he abused woman, said Tuesday she won't seek election to the attorney general's position.