New York - Bill de Blasio Announces He's Running For NYC Mayor
New York - New York City Public Advocate Bill de Blasio has announced he’s running for mayor.
The public advocate announced his run Sunday outside his home in Brooklyn’s Park Slope.
The Democrat’s slogan is: “We only succeed if we leave no New Yorker behind.”
The 51-year-old candidate says that means he’ll conduct what he calls a “true citywide campaign” â€” starting Monday in all five boroughs.
The election to replace outgoing Mayor Michael Bloomberg is in November.
De Blasio says the billionaire mayor’s policies have been good for some, but many middle-class New Yorkers “have been ignored or priced out.”
The field of candidates includes City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and Bill Thompson, a former city comptroller â€” both Democrats â€” and Republican Joe Lhota, former chairman of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
More of today's headlines“Egypt - Egypt's president has declared a 30-day state of emergency and curfew in the three Suez Canal provinces hit hardest by a wave of political violence that has left...” Egypt - President Declares State Of Emergency In Three Cities “Jerusalem - When Stella Knobel's family fled World War II Poland in 1939, the only thing the 7-year-old girl could take with her was her teddy bear. For the next six...” Jerusalem - Holocaust Items Put On Display For Remembrance Day