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Former New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio throws his hat in the ring for a seat in Congress.
De Blasio announced Thursday through social media that he is forming a research committee for the 10th arrondissement. MP Gerold Nadler takes the chair but has announced plans to leave the seat.
“Our districts need help when we are cured of Covid. Our nation needs help because democracy is under threat and working people are struggling,” the former mayor wrote on Twitter. “I am ready to serve to continue the fight against inequality. Today I am forming a Research Committee for the new # NY10.”
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This year, he refused to run for governor of New York, as he lost significantly to Governor Katie Hochul in the polls for the primaries from the Democratic Party.
Earlier this month, de Blasio wrote an article for Atlantic, warning that President Biden should not make the same mistakes as he did. De Blasio was happy to write about the president, saying there was still time for his message and rule to resonate with voters.
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The last years of de Blasio’s tenure have been controversial and fraught with controversy on a wide range of issues, from crime and law enforcement to his administration’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. He spoke openly about the bitter end of his tenure, claiming that he had made several mistakes that cost him his connections with voters.
De Blasio says Biden should learn from the mayor’s “UNPOPULAR” mistakes
“I couldn’t give New Yorkers a clear understanding of where I was leading them. I lost touch with people because I took real politics for real popularity. I was allowed to focus on individual initiatives, no matter how noble or significant, to distract me from offering a comprehensive vision of the future, ”he said in an Atlantic article.
“When it comes to the fact that I’m unpopular, I’m unfortunately to some extent an expert. I’ve made my share of mistakes,” he wrote.