Bill de Blasio is officially a candidate for Congress

He really will.

Former Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Friday that he is running for Congress in a new borough straddling Manhattan and Brooklyn.

“I am declaring my candidacy for Congress in the 10th Congressional District in New York City,” the 2020 Democratic presidential candidate told MSNBC on Friday morning.

“Polls show people are hurting, they need help, they need help fast, they need leaders who can actually help them now,” de Blasio added. “I’ve known how to do it for years serving the people of this town.”

The announcement comes two days after the Post reported on its interest in the newly created neighborhood which includes lower Manhattan, parts of Brownstone Brooklyn and Borough Park.

Court-appointed special master Jonathan Cervas created the new district after the state’s highest court struck down the so-called “Hochulmander” endorsed by Albany Democrats.

Incumbent Rep. Jerrold Nadler’s current district overlaps heavily with the 10th District, but Nadler chose to face fellow Democrat Carolyn Maloney in the new 12th District, which includes Nadler’s longtime power base on the Upper West Side.

A litany of potential candidates are expected to announce their own plans to stand against de Blasio in the coming days.

New York Post

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