5/20, 5:04 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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De Blasio confirms run for NY congressional seat

Former New York Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Friday he will be running for a recently opened New York congressional seat this year.

"People are hurting. They need help, they need help fast, and they need leaders who can actually get them help now and know how to do it. I do know how to do it, from years of serving the people of this city. And so today, I'm declaring my candidacy for Congress in the 10th Congressional District of New York," De Blasio said in an interview for MSNBC.

De Blasio, a prominent member of the Democratic Party, served as the mayor of New York from 2014 until last year.

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