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Former NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio Gives Up Run for New York Governor

  • Kathy Hochul is early favorite in the 2022 governor’s race
  • Only 12% of New York voters backed de Blasio in recent poll
Bill de Blasio

Bill de Blasio

Photographer: Mark Kauzlarich/Bloomberg

Former New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has given up his run for the 2022 New York governor’s race.

De Blasio, 60, said he will end his candidacy on Tuesday after hinting at a run for many weeks. He had filed paperwork to create a committee called “New Yorkers for a Fair Future,” set up a website and released a state education plan.