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


Latest York City Mayor Bill de Blasio waves as he gives the State of the City address at La Guardia Community College on February 10, 2014 within the Long Island City section of the Queens borough of Latest York City.

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Former Latest York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said Friday that he’ll run for Congress in a redrawn district that features his Brooklyn home.

De Blasio, whose second mayoral term ended last 12 months, announced on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” that he’ll seek the Democratic nomination for the tenth Congressional District, which can include a part of Manhattan and a swath of western Brooklyn.

Democratic U.S. Rep. Jerry Nadler represents Latest York’s tenth District now but will not live within the district under maps which were redrawn under the supervision of a Latest York judge. Nadler has said he believed the brand new maps are unconstitutional — but when the proposed districts do change into final on Friday, he intends to run within the twelfth District, currently represented by Rep. Carolyn Maloney.

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

De Blasio, 61, toyed with running for governor this 12 months but decided to not challenge incumbent Democrat Kathy Hochul. He also had a short-lived run for president in 2019.

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