NY Republicans nominate Keith Wofford for attorney general

Keith Wofford, right, candidate for New York state Attorney General, watches as delegates' ballots are cast at the New York state Republican Convention, in New York, in New York, Thursday, May 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Keith Wofford is the Republican Party nominee for New York attorney general.

Posted: May 24, 2018 1:24 PM

NEW YORK (AP) - Keith Wofford is the Republican Party nominee for New York attorney general.

The party nominated Wofford on Thursday at it convention in Manhattan.

A Harvard Law School graduate, Wofford was raised in Buffalo and is now the co-managing partner of the New York City office of the law firm of Ropes & Gray.

Wofford defeated Joe Holland to win the nomination.

On the Democratic side, New York City Public Advocate Letitia James was nominated for attorney general Wednesday at the party's convention on Long Island.

The winner of the November election will succeed Democrat Eric Schneiderman, who resigned. Schneiderman denies allegations that he assaulted four women he dated.

Lawmakers have tapped Barbara Underwood, previously the state's No. 2 legal official, to fill out the reminder of Schneiderman's term.

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