Still reeling from the shocking fall of former Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, a bipartisan group of legislators in Albany held hearings to find his successor.
The timing of his resignation, though, makes matters a little more complicated here in 2018. The political conventions begin next week and several initial candidates applying for the vacant position removed their names soon after fearing the optics of a possible backroom deal.
Instead, Acting Attorney General Barbara Underwood appears to be the favorite to fill the role until the end of the calendar year. She has already stated she will not seek election to the position.
Meanwhile, New York City Public Advocate Tish James announced Wednesday she will be seeking the Democratic nod and immediately received support from a number of legislators including a one-time applicant for the post, Senator Mike Gianarais.