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Why on Earth Does Bill de Blasio Want to Be a Congressman?

1 month ago   |   By The New Republic

Bill de Blasio is back. After retreating into relative quietude since leaving office earlier this year, the former New York City mayor announced that he would be throwing his hat in the ring to represent New York's newly-drawn 10th district. This new district emerged from special master Jonathan Cervas' ministrations with new boundaries that seemed tempting to de Blasio-it comprises much of lower Manhattan, as well as Brooklyn's Park Slope, which he represented as a city councilman before becoming public advocate and then mayor. It will be an intensely competitive race; 17th District...
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