Photo Credit: Bill de Blasio / Twitter screengrab
Former New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, Jan. 18, 2022

Former New York Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Tuesday that he will not run for governor of New York, as he was considered in the last few months of his city administration.

The Democratic lawmaker, who ran the city from 2014 through the end of 2021, announced his decision in a video posted to Twitter in which he stood on the same Brooklyn street where he had announced his candidacy for mayor years ago.

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

According to a recent poll from Siena College Research Institute quoted by The Wall Street Journal, Incumbent Democratic Governor Kathy Hochul, who plans to run for her post in the next election, so far has 46 percent of support from her party, as opposed to the 12 percent de Blasio had attracted.

The survey polled more than 800 registered voters in New York State.

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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for Babble.com, Chabad.org and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.