BREAKING: De Blasio Exits Congressional Race for NY10
By Yehudit Garmaise
Former Mayor Bill de Blasio has pulled his bid to run to represent 10th District in the House of Representatives.
“It’s clear the people of #NY10 are looking for another option, and I respect that,” de Blasio said in a video he posted on Twitter. “Time for me to leave electoral politics and find other ways to serve.
“I am really grateful for all the people I met, the stories I heard and the many good souls who helped out.”
Interestingly, the former mayor dropped out of the NY#10 congressional district race the day after meeting with Alexander Rapaport who invites to his home every political candidate who wants to represent Boro Park.
Last night, over carefully-checked strawberries and ice cream, 20 men and women who live on the Masbia executive director’s block, took part in a two-hour conversation.
“We were honest about our community’s questions about him,” Rapaport told BoroPark24. “We spoke about the whole thing with the funeral in Williamsburg, about Israel, about yeshivas, and the truth is he supported our community in all of these issues.
“I think he just saw that he is not catching fire elsewhere. I don’t think we had anything to do with it.
“We had a very nice, engaged conversation.”
Rapaport said that he didn’t have the feeling that de Blasio was discouraged when he left his home.
“We discussed that when someone was in charge when everyone was going through a very sad time, like during Covid, people might now need a break, or a change from the face of that leader.
“People want to turn the page, although it does not necessarily have to do with that leader’s policies or that anything was wrong.
“It is more of an inner feeling, which we discussed.”