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


New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio gestures as he delivers the State of the City address to La Guardia Community College in Long Island City, New York City. This was on February 10, 2014.

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Bill de Blasio, former New York City mayor, announced Friday that he would run for Congress in the redrawn congressional district which includes his Brooklyn residence.

De Blasio’s second term as mayor ended last year. He announced that he would seek the Democratic nomination to the 10th Congressional District. This district will encompass a portion of Manhattan, and a large part of west Brooklyn.

Democratic U.S. Rep. Jerry Nadler is currently representing New York’s 10th District. However, he won’t be living in that district due to new maps which were redrawn by 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 was moved from June 23 to August 23.

De Blasio (61), considered running for governor in 2019, but decided to not challenge Kathy Hochul, a Democrat. De Blasio also tried to run for President in 2019, but he lost.

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