Former Mayor Bill de Blasio will not run for governor, he announced Tuesday.
In a video posted on Twitter, de Blasio touted his record on education and policing before declaring, “No, I’m not going to be running for governor of New York State.”
“But I am going to devote every fiber of my being to fight inequality in the state of New York,” he added in the 90-second clip, recorded outside one of his Park Slope homes.
De Blasio, who formed a candidate committee in November, promised to announce “more news” in the coming days, hinting he will not exit the political arena.
“Let’s keep this fight going, ’cause we proved change can happen in New York,” he said.
The news comes as Gov. Kathy Hochul’s lead in the Democratic primary for governor of New York grew to over 30 points beyond her closest competitor, according to a new poll, indicating his previously expected gubernatorial bid would have been a steep climb.