Democrat Zephyr Teachout on Sunday dropped her bid for state attorney general in New York and endorsed first-term incumbent Letitia James' re-election. 

"Our campaign for New York Attorney General has always been rooted in doing the best for New Yorkers. Attorney General Letitia James is an exceptional leader and dedicated public servant. Given her decision to seek re-election, I will be immediately suspending my own campaign," said Teachout, a Fordham Law School professor and political activist. "I strongly support Attorney General James in her re-election and her critical fights to deliver justice for the people of New York."

The development comes days after multiple Democratic candidates for attorney general ended their campaigns after James announced she was dropping out of the Democratic primary for governor and planned to run for re-election. 

State Sen. Shelley Mayer as well as attorney Daniel Goldman announced they would end their campaigns. Maria Vullo, a former financial services regulator in New York, plans to remain in the race, her campaign said. 

On Monday morning, Assemblyman Clyde Vanel announced he had also suspended his campaign for the office.

This was Teachout's second bid for attorney general, having run through the primary in 2018. Teachout ran in the Democratic primary for governor in 2014 and for a Hudson Valley House district in 2016.