Holtzman Takes Leave of Absense to Enter AG Race

Liz Holtzman is in the race for attorney general.

At least, that’s what the voice mail message says at the law office where she just took a leave of absence.

“You have reached Elizabeth Holtzman at Herrick Feinstein. Ms. Holtzman is currently on a leave of absence from Herrick to pursue the Democratic nomination for attorney general for the state of New York.”

Holtzman has an impressive resume and, according to a poll she commissioned, pretty good name recognition. The field is crowded and she hasn’t been an active agent in politics for a number of years. But if she can raise the money in time, she could be a leading candidate.