Mayor de Blasio all but declares run for governor

New York: Joining the race for governor of New York, Mayor Bill de Blasio has filed paperwork with the Board of Elections to create a fundraising committee, the Associated Press reported. The Democrat filed paperwork last week to create a committee called New Yorkers for a Fair Future that will allow him to raise funds for a statewide campaign.

De Blasio, whose second and final term as mayor ends Dec. 31, has not formally announced a run for governor but has spoken broadly about wanting to serve New York state. “I do want to continue in public service. I do want to do more for the people in this city and this state,” the mayor said at his virtual news briefing on Nov 2. He also ran in the Democratic primary for US President and trailed far behind.

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