Former NYC Mayor will run for newly drawn congressional district seat

Update: According to the New York Post, Bill de Blasio is officially running for Congress.

Michael Gartland

New York Daily News

NEW YORK — Former New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio confirmed Wednesday he’s mulling a run for an open congressional seat that’s drawn big interest from a number of local politicians looking to take a step up into federal government.

De Blasio posted on Twitter that he’s “forming an Exploratory Committee for the new #NY10.”

That district in its current configuration is represented by Rep. Jerrold Nadler. But the latest newly drawn congressional district lines put the heart of Nadler’s base into what would be Rep. Carolyn Maloney’s 12th Congressional District.

Both of the veteran politicians have announced that they would face off in a contest to win what would be Maloney’s district.

“Our neighborhoods need help as we recover from Covid. Our nation needs help as democracy is threatened and working people struggle. I am ready to serve to continue the fight against inequality,” de Blasio tweeted. “Today I am forming an Exploratory Committee for the new #NY10.”

State Sen. Brad Hoylman has also expressed his intention to run for the seat, as has Assemblyman Robert Carroll. City Comptroller Brad Lander and David Yassky, a former City Council member, are also rumored to be considering runs.


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