Former New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is preparing to run for congress, revealing that he has actually formed an Exploratory Committee for New York’s redrawn 10th Congressional District.
A little over 3 months earlier, de Blasio stated he would not run for New York’s 11th Congressional District, and previously this year, he revealed he would not run for the Governor’s mansion either. Now, nevertheless, the man who once said he was a supporter for “democratic socialism” has actually set his sights on running in New York’s 10th Congressional District, which is presently represented by the aging Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY).
“Our neighborhoods need help as we recover from Covid. Our nation needs help as democracy is threatened and working people struggle,” de Blasio tweeted. “I am ready to serve to continue the fight against inequality. Today I am forming an Exploratory Committee for the new #NY10.”
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. Today I am forming an Exploratory Committee for the new #NY10. https://t.co/c8cqaL8B7l
— Bill de Blasio (@BilldeBlasio) May 18, 2022
While Nadler presently represents the district, he will not deal with de Blasio in a main due to New York’s congressional map being redrawn. In late April, the New York State Court of Appeals stated that the congressional maps drawn by the Democratic bulk in the state legislature broke the state’s constitution by stopping working to follow constitutional treatment and breaching a restriction on gerrymandering, The Daily Wire previously reported.
The maps are presently being redrawn under the guidance of New York Special Master Jonathan Cervas, a government teacher at Carnegie Mellon University. Cervas’ upgraded maps position Nadler in New York’s 12th Congressional District, which is presently represented by Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), suggesting the two incumbents will deal with each other in a main.
Nadler, according to NBC New York, has actually declared that the brand-new maps are likewise unconstitutional, however at the moment he will deal with Maloney in a main contest set for August 23.
The day prior to de Blasio formally revealed he was forming an exploratory committee, he reportedly informed state Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein (D-Borough Park) that “he is committed to running in the race.”
“Based on the conversation that I had with him earlier today, he is running for Congress in the new NY-10 congressional district,” Eichenstein told the outlet. “He called me earlier this afternoon. While I will keep our conversation private, I will confirm that we spoke for over 20 minutes about his decision to run for this district.”
As The Daily Wire reported at the time, some previous constituents of de Blasio revealed their annoyance with the news that he may quickly represent them once again.
“Just when you thought he was out …ex-NYC Mayor @BilldeBlasio told a state lawmaker — who told The Post — he plans to run for New York’s newly drawn 10th Congressional district — the seat that’ll likely stretch from Lower Manhattan into Brooklyn,” the New York Post’s City Hall bureau chief tweeted in response to the outlet’s article on the subject.
H/T The Daily Mail