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Zephyr Teachout, a Fordham University professor, has announced she is running for attorney general of New York.

Teacher, a native Vermonter, first floated the idea of running for AG in a tweet on May 8. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman resigned from the post the night before, following accusations of sexual misconduct. Teachout previously has run as a progressive Democrat for both Congress and governor in New York.