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Bill de Blasio, former NYC mayor, to run for redrawn House seat

  • ASSOCIATED PRESS / 2015
                                New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio winks at someone during the Columbus Day Parade in New York. The former New York City Mayor says he will run for Congress in a redrawn district that includes his Brooklyn home. De Blasio announced Friday, May 20, on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” that he will seek the Democratic nomination for the 10th Congressional District.

    ASSOCIATED PRESS / 2015

    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio winks at someone during the Columbus Day Parade in New York. The former New York City Mayor says he will run for Congress in a redrawn district that includes his Brooklyn home. De Blasio announced Friday, May 20, on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” that he will seek the Democratic nomination for the 10th Congressional District.

NEW YORK>> Former New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said Friday that he will run for Congress in a redrawn district that includes his Brooklyn home.

De Blasio, whose second mayoral term ended last year, announced on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” that he will seek the Democratic nomination for the 10th Congressional District, which will include part of Manhattan and a swath of western Brooklyn.

Democratic U.S. Rep. Jerry Nadler represents New York’s 10th District now but will no longer live in the district under maps that have been redrawn under the supervision of a New York judge. Nadler has said he believed the new maps are unconstitutional — but if the proposed districts do become final on Friday, he intends to run in the 12th District, currently represented by Rep. Carolyn Maloney.

The primary has been pushed back from June to August 23.

De Blasio, 61, toyed with running for governor this year but decided not to challenge incumbent Democrat Kathy Hochul. He also had a short-lived run for president in 2019.

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