The Progressive Democrat has annouced he will will run in the redrawn 10th CD….
He will have a leg up being known to just to just about EVERY New Yorker in the district that encompasses parts of Broollyn and downtown Manhattan….
Mr. de Blasio did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
Last month, New York’s highest court struck down as unconstitutional Democrat-friendly maps drawn by the State Legislature. The judges ordered Jonathan R. Cervas, a postdoctoral fellow at Carnegie Mellon University who had also advised Pennsylvania lawmakers on drawing new maps there this year, to quickly draft replacements.
Mr. Cervas redrew the 10th Congressional District, which is currently held by Representative Jerrold Nadler, to include large swaths of Brownstone Brooklyn, the Orthodox Jewish community in Brooklyn’s Borough Park, as well as the East and West Village in Manhattan.
There may yet be some revisions to the map; Mr. Cervas has until midnight on Friday to submit final plans to a state court judge for approval.
If the borders of the 10th District hold, Mr. de Blasio, after eight years as mayor and a disastrous run for president in 2020, will enter the race better known than almost any potential opponent, with both a record of progressive accomplishments and a trail of political disappointments.
He also has deep ties to important parts of the new 10th District, which includes his home in Park Slope, Brooklyn, a famously liberal neighborhood…
image…Holly Pickett / The New York Times