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De Blasio plans to run for NY gov after creating candidate committee: sources

Mayor Bill de Blasio plans to run for governor of New York in 2022, two sources with knowledge of the matter told The Post on Monday.

The sources said it was unclear when the mayor, who is winding down his last two months as leader of the Big Apple, would make an announcement.

Speculation over a potential de Blasio gubernatorial bid ramped up last week after Politico New York reported that he had finalized forms for the creation of a candidate committee with the state Board of Elections.

De Blasio gave a roundabout response when asked in a Monday night interview with NY1’s Errol Louis about the committee — which doesn’t list his specific future political plans.

Called “New Yorkers for a Fair Future,” de Blasio replied that the committee “is a vehicle that I’ll be using to get the message out about things we need to do differently in New York City and New York State.”

Without confirming a gunbernational run, Hizzoner went on about his desire to help move the “state forward,” noting: “There’s a lot of things that need to be fixed in Albany.”

“I’m really looking forward to getting into this bigger discussion about where this state is going,” he told Louis.

De Blasio recently created a candidate committee with the Board of Elections called "New Yorkers for a Fair Future."
De Blasio recently created a candidate committee with the state Board of Elections called “New Yorkers for a Fair Future.”
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A third source told The Post that de Blasio has been ramping up his outreach to political allies about jumping into next year’s race. He would join New York Attorney General Letitia James as democratic challengers to incumbent Gov. Kathy Hochul.

De Blasio has previously been pressed on his possible gubernatorial ambitions — and on multiple occasions did not rule out the possibility.


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