Antitrust advocate Zephyr Teachout launches bid for New York attorney general

Antitrust advocate Zephyr Teachout launches bid for New York attorney general


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On Monday, progressive tech critic Zephyr Teachout announced that she will run for New York attorney general in 2022. A law professor at Fordham University and a scholar on corruption and antitrust laws, Teachout could push for more strenuous penalties in several major tech antitrust cases.

Teachout said earlier this year that she would run for attorney general if the incumbent, current attorney general Letitia James, decided to run for governor. In October, James announced that she would be running for the New York gubernatorial Democratic nomination, leaving the attorney general seat open next year.

At a press conference on Monday, Teachout said her priorities as attorney general would include fighting corruption and corporate abuse…

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