NY AG Candidate Teachout to Get Ocasio-Cortez Endorsement

NEW YORK (AP) -

Zephyr Teachout is getting the endorsement of one of her party’s rising stars.

Teachout has made investigating Republican President Donald Trump’s business practices a key part of her Democratic campaign for New York attorney general.

On Thursday afternoon, she’ll be endorsed by surprise congressional nominee Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez – who upset U.S. Rep. Joe Crowley in the primary – at the spot where the Fearless Girl statue faces down Wall Street’s Charging Bull.

Teachout faces New York City Public Advocate Tish James in the Democratic primary in September. James has the endorsement of the state’s Democratic Party as well as Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

Manhattan lawyer Keith Wofford is the Republican candidate.