Katko Says He’s Not Running for AG in New York

Has raised $467,000 for 2018 campaign

A statement from Rep. John Katko‘s office said he was “honored to be considered” for the attorney general’s race in New York, but he was focused on his district. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)
A statement from Rep. John Katko‘s office said he was “honored to be considered” for the attorney general’s race in New York, but he was focused on his district. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)
Posted April 25, 2017 at 9:00am

Republican Rep. John Katko said he will not be a Republican candidate for  attorney general in New York in 2018.

Katko, who worked as a prosecutor, rebuffed reports from a New York Daily News Article that he was considering a run, CNYCentral.com reported.

Katko overwhelmingly beat Democrat Colleen Deacon in 2016.

“He is honored to be considered but is focused on representing Central New York in Congress and will seek reelection in NY-24 in 2018,” a statement from his office read.

Katko has already raised $467,000 for his 2018 race.