Then-Attorney General Eric Schneiderman resigned in May after he was accused of assault by several women. Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D), who already won his U.S. House primary in June, is also vying to replace Schneiderman. Maloney will probably leave the contest for his congressional district, which was narrowly carried by Donald Trump in 2016, if he wins this statewide primary. Law professor Zephyr Teachout, a former candidate for governor, and Letitia James, the New York City public advocate, are also running. The winner will face Republican Keith Wofford in the fall.