Ex-Mayor Bill de Blasio confirmed Wednesday that he’s trying to run for a newly redrawn decrease Manhattan and Brooklyn congressional seat.
De Blasio announced on Twitter that he shaped an exploratory committee for New York’s newly redrawn tenth Congressional District, which The Post first reported Tuesday he was planning to run for.
“Our neighborhoods need help as we recover from COVID. Our nation needs help as democracy is threatened and working people struggle,” he wrote with an accompanying link to a website that solicits emails from potential supporters.
“I am ready to serve to continue the fight against inequality,” the previous mayor added. “Today I am forming an Exploratory Committee for the new #NY10.”
The tenth is at the moment represented by veteran Rep. Jerrold Nadler, who introduced he’ll vacate the seat after his Upper West Side neighborhood was drawn out of it and as a substitute vie in opposition to former longtime ally and fellow Democrat Rep. Carolyn Maloney, in her newly redrawn twelfth District, which now contains Nadler’s tackle.
The announcement comes a day after a state lawmaker advised The Post that de Blasio had knowledgeable him Tuesday afternoon he’ll launch a congressional marketing campaign.
“He’s in, he’s running. He’s calling people”, state Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein (D-Borough Park) stated Tuesday. “Based on the conversation that I had with him earlier today, he is running for Congress in the new NY-10 Congressional District.”
A draft plan for New York’s tenth District contains the Manhattan neighborhoods of Tribeca, Greenwich Village, the East Village and the Lower East Side, in addition to Dumbo, Brooklyn Heights, Park Slope — the place he and spouse Chirlane McCray personal a house — together with Windsor Terrace and Borough Park and a part of Prospect Heights.
The borders for the brand new districts can be finalized on Friday.
Before the New York Democrats’ proposed redistricting maps have been thrown out, de Blasio thought-about a run for the NY-11 District, however dropped his bid in February earlier than it started. That district included Staten Island in addition to Park Slope and different components of Brooklyn.
The 61-year-old Democrat final year took steps towards a run for governor earlier than asserting in January he wouldn’t run for the put up.