jamesagNew York City Public Advocate Letitia James has filed paperwork to run for attorney general, a posting on the state Board of Elections website shows.

The move is not a surprising one, given James’s not-so-quiet push to be appointed to the post last week, though she did not submit her name to lawmakers for consideration.

Lawmakers today will begin the two-day public vetting of potential candidates for the legislative appointment, serving out the remainder of ex-Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s term in office.

On Monday, Fordham Law School professor and 2014 gubernatorial candidate Zephyr Teachout announced she had formed an exploratory committee to run for attorney general. Teachout, along with other possible candidates like Sen. Mike Gianaris, Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney and ex-U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara have said they would bypass the legislative appointment process.