De Blasio Announces Congressional Run

De Blasio Announces Congressional Run

Unpopular ex- Mayor officially declared his intention to run for Congress earlier Friday.

The young socialist-turned-liberal Democrat enters what observers expect will become a crowded Democratic primary in New York’s newly redrawn 10th District.

However, state Sen. Brad Hoylman, the only openly gay member of the New York State Senate, is currently the only other major candidate running in the primary.

The recently carved out seat covers some of the Big Apple’s most liberal enclaves, including Lower Manhattan. (RELATED: Redrawn New York Congressional Map Deals Heavy Blow to Democrats)

“People are hurting, they need help, they need help fast and they need leaders who can actually get them help now,” de Blasio on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” “I do know how to do it from years of serving the people of this city and so today I am declaring my candidacy for the 10th Congressional District of New York.”

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Unfortunately, for the two-term mayor, many of his potential constituents soured on his administration by the time it came to an undignified end. (RELATED: New York City Announces ‘First-in-the-Nation’ Vaccine Mandate for Private Companies and Kids)

As Fox News has more on his controversial tenure:

De Blasio’s last years in office were controversial and fraught with contention on issues ranging from crime and law enforcement to his administration’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. He has been open about the bitter end of his tenure in office, claiming he made several mistakes that cost him his connection with voters.

“I failed to give New Yorkers a clear sense of where I was taking them. I lost my connection with the people because I mistook real policy for real popularity. I let a focus on individual initiatives, no matter how noble or substantive, distract me from offering an overarching vision for the future,” he said in the Atlantic op-ed.

“When it comes to being unpopular, I’m unfortunately somewhat of an expert. I made my fair share of mistakes,” he wrote.

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