New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has confirmed that he is “absolutely” considering running for governor of New York in the 2022 elections.
Appearing on Friday morning’s episode of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” to discuss his response to the region’s flooding, guest host Willie Geist asked the mayor, “There’s been some reporting that you’ve been calling around to labor groups to look into a possible run for the governor’s office yourself. Are you considering a run to be the next governor of New York?”
De Blasio initially evaded the question, saying he is working with current Governor Kathy Hochul (D) in an emergency response to the floods that swept through the Northeast this week. “We respect each other, like each other,” he said. “The politics — that’s next year. That’s a whole [other] world.”
“But,” he continued, “I believe in public service; I’ve done it my whole life. I want to keep working on crucial issues and causes, particularly … things like