Bill DeBlasio Is Considering Running For Congress

( Former New York City Democrat Mayor Bill de Blasio was rumored to have told colleagues that he planned to run for Congress to represent the newly created 10th district of New York.

When de Blasio announced the formation of an Exploratory Committee on Wednesday, the rumor became official-

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The 10th Congressional district, created as part of New York’s most recent redistricting process, is expected to be completed by Friday.

Democratic Congressman Jerry Nadler used to represent the area, but he chose to run against Democratic Rep. Carolyn Maloney in the newly formed 12th district.

The New York Times and the Washington Post both reported this week that the New York redistricting process is expected to be less favorable for Democrats. The most recent remapping came after the courts declared the previous congressional map pitch unconstitutional. Jonathan Cervas, a court-appointed expert, compiled the most recent revision. Representatives from the Democratic Party, such as Sean Patrick Maloney, have reluctantly agreed to the new redistricting plans.

Bill de Blasio had previously considered running for governor of New York late last year but publicly backed out in January. The former mayor considered running for Congress in the 11th district the following month.

“The average Joe on the street believes de Blasio is the worst mayor ever,” an unnamed source told the Post, describing how de Blasio has lost the support of the Orthodox Jewish community, which is heavily represented in the 10th district.

The 10th district’s projected zone includes Brooklyn and lower Manhattan parts, including de Blasio’s Park Slope neighborhood.

Assemblyman Robert Carroll and State Senator Brad Hoylman have expressed interest in running for the seat. The primary election is set for August 23.