Bill de Blasio is ending his Congressional ambitions, the former New York City mayor said on Tuesday, after a short-lived and unpopular bid for the House of Representatives.
De Blasio wrote on Twitter that he’s leaving ‘electoral politics’ altogether – also closing the chapter on his mayoral tenure and unsuccessful 2020 presidential campaign.
It comes on the heels of a new poll that shows de Blasio with just 3 percent support from voters in New York’s 10th Congressional District.
‘I’ve listened really carefully to people. And it’s clear to me that when it comes to this Congressional district, people are looking for another option,’ de Blasio said in a video message. ‘And I respect that.’
‘I just want to say, I love the people of this city. I really want to keep serving, and I’m going to find a different way to serve.’
He did not elaborate on what that would be but said his campaign for the House of Representatives had been an ‘amazing journey’ and thanked his small base of support.
‘Even though this is not going to work out, I hope you know how much I appreciate you, and we are going to do a lot together to make this city better in the future,’ de Blasio said.
The former mayor’s last campaign for federal office ended in September 2020 just weeks after an event his presidential campaign hosted in Iowa drew just about 15 people.
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