NEW YORK (AP) — Former New York Metropolis Mayor Invoice de Blasio mentioned Tuesday that he’s dropping out of the crowded race for the Democratic nomination in a redrawn Congressional district that features his Brooklyn dwelling.
“It’s clear the folks of #NY10 are on the lookout for an alternative choice and I respect that,” de Blasio posted on Twitter. “Time for me to go away electoral politics and give attention to different methods to serve.”
The announcement got here two months after the previous mayor joined race for the redrawn tenth Congressional District, which incorporates components of Manhattan and Brooklyn.
Different candidates operating within the Aug. 23 Democratic main within the district embody Rep. Mondaire Jones, who moved to the realm after being redistricted out of the seat he now holds within the suburbs north of New York Metropolis, former Rep. Elizabeth Holtzman, who final served in Congress in 1981, and former Home impeachment counsel Daniel Goldman.
De Blasio’s two phrases as mayor of the nation’s largest metropolis ended on Dec. 31, 2021.
He thought of operating for governor of New York however opted to not problem incumbent Democrat Kathy Hochul. He additionally had a short-lived run for president in 2019.
Latest polling has positioned de Blasio close to the underside of the sector of 10 Democrats in search of to symbolize the tenth Congressional District.
Rep. Jerry Nadler represents New York’s tenth district now however will not stay in it after redistricting.
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