Outgoing Big Apple Mayor Bill de Blasio set his sights on Albany Tuesday morning when he filed paperwork to run for Governor of New York State; leaping into a crowded field following the resignation of Andrew Cuomo over multiple allegations of sexual assault.
“De Blasio, who is term-limited as mayor, on Oct. 28 filed two of the three forms required to create a committee called ‘New Yorkers for a Fair Future,’ according to the state Board of Elections. Once he files further paperwork, the committee will allow him to start fundraising for public, statewide office,” reports Yahoo News.
“If de Blasio officially declares his candidacy, he will face a Democratic primary against Governor Kathy Hochul, the former lieutenant governor who took over the Executive Mansion in August when Andrew Cuomo resigned over a sexual harassment scandal. Soon after becoming the state’s first female governor, Hochul declared her intention to run for the post in 2022. She was joined last month by bids from New York City Public Advocate Jumaane Williams and New York Attorney General Letitia James,” adds the outlet.
NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio files paperwork to run for New York Governor, jumping into a crowded field ahead of the 2022 race https://t.co/98OPeOkyz8
— Bloomberg (@business) November 2, 2021
De Blasio’s potential candidacy follows his disastrous bid for the White House. After months of campaigning, the Mayor failed to reach 1% of support from his own party.
This is a developing story. Read the full report here.
‘UNBELIEVABLE’: De Blasio Ripped by Quarantined New Yorkers After Marching in East Harlem Protest
posted by Hannity Staff – 6.15.20
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio faced a growing backlash from furious New Yorkers Monday after taking part in an East Harlem protest despite the ongoing quarantine for millions of workers across the five boroughs.
“Marching with @etcnyorg during today’s East Harlem Pray and Protest, I felt the urgency and pain of this moment — but also confidence that change will come because of the spirit of this movement and because in this city we affirm that #BlackLivesMatter,” posted Bill de Blasio on Twitter.
Marching with @etcnyorg during today’s East Harlem Pray and Protest, I felt the urgency and pain of this moment — but also confidence that change will come because of the spirit of this movement and because in this city we affirm that #BlackLivesMatter. pic.twitter.com/XlgqzZ4pxt
— Mayor Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) June 14, 2020
“I have instructed the NYPD to proceed immediately to summons or even arrest those who gather in large groups. This is about stopping this disease and saving lives. Period,” published the mayor back in April.
‘WORST MAYOR EVER’: Bill De Blasio MOCKED at ‘Green New Deal’ Rally Inside Trump Tower
posted by Hannity Staff – 5.13.19
Big Apple Mayor Bill de Blasio was publicly mocked during a rally inside Trump Tower over the weekend; with countless protesters panning his decision to “ban” future construction of “classic” glass and steel skyscrapers.
“New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio faced a crowd of angry protesters Monday at a raucous rally promoting the city’s Green New Deal inside the lobby of Trump Tower, where the Democrat threatened President Trump’s family company with millions of dollars in fines if his buildings don’t comply with new environmental standards,” reports Fox News.
Scene in lobby of Trump tower as Trump supporters try to drown out de Blasio rally with signs saying “worst mayor ever” pic.twitter.com/5xo7wYpHKI
— Melissa Russo (@MelissaRusso4NY) May 13, 2019
“Speaking in front of the same escalators where Trump launched his 2016 campaign, de Blasio blasted the president’s rollback of Obama-era environmental policies, his move to pull the United States out of the Paris Climate Agreement and his appointment of climate change skeptics to the Cabinet,” adds the article.
“His buildings are one of the biggest polluters in New York City,” de Blasio said. “Cut your emissions or we’ll cut something you really care about.”
Read the full report at Fox News.