Former NYC Democrat Mayor Bill De Blasio Makes His Decision Whether To Run For Governor
Mayor Bill de Blasio updates New Yorkers on the City's preparedness efforts regarding COVID-19, March 4, 2020.
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Former New York City Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced his decision regarding whether to run as a Democratic candidate for governor of the state of New York, posting on Twitter on Tuesday that he has decided not to run.

“I am not going to be running for Governor of New York State, but I am going to devote every fiber of my being to fighting inequality in the state of New York,” de Blasio said alongside a video posted to Twitter.

“No, I am not going to be running for governor in New York State,” de Blasio said in the video.

“But I am going to devote every fiber of my being to fight inequality in the state of New York,” he added.

The former mayor also hinted that he has political plans for the future.

“We’ve got a lot to do together. I’m going to share some more news with you in the days ahead,” he concluded in the video.

Democratic Gov. Kathy Hochul currently serves as the state’s governor. She served as Lt. Governor and took over leadership of the state after Andrew Cuomo resigned in the wake of multiple scandals, including an investigation regarding the sexual harassment of multiple women as governor.

Democrat Eric Adams was elected the new mayor of New York City following de Blasio. Adams began his term earlier in January.

Adams has already come under attack for plans to allow non-citizens in New York City to vote in local elections. The Daily Wire previously reported:

The Republican National Committee (RNC) sued New York City on Monday after Mayor Eric Adams (D) declined to block a bill allowing noncitizens to vote in local elections.

Adams allowed the bill to become law on Sunday, granting more than 800,000 noncitizens living in New York City the right to vote in local elections. Both Adams and former Mayor Bill de Blasio declined to use their veto power, which times out 30 days after a bill’s passage, to strike down the bill after the City Council approved it last month.

“I believe that New Yorkers should have a say in their government, which is why I have and will continue to support this important legislation,” the mayor said in a statement, according to The New York Times. “I look forward to bringing millions more into the democratic process.”

RNC chairwoman Ronna McDaniel announced on Monday that the GOP is challenging the new law in court, asserting that it threatened election integrity

“American elections should be decided by American citizens. If Democrats can subvert elections this flagrantly in America’s largest city, they can do it anywhere. The RNC is suing to protect the integrity of our elections, and we stand ready to do the same wherever Democrats try to attack the basic security of your ballot,” McDaniel said in a statement.

Adams has also taken criticism over his plans to put in place a plainclothes gun unit to fight back against surging crime in the city.

“I made it clear on the campaign trail: I’m going to put in place not the Anti-Crime Unit, I’m going to put in place a plainclothes gun unit,” Adams said, according to the New York Post. “This is what I’m going to do. That was my promise and I’m going to keep it.”

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