Bill de Blasio pulls out of race for House seat, says he’s quitting electoral politics

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Bill de Blasio  (Associated Press)
Bill de Blasio (Associated Press)

Bill de Blasio has dropped out of his bid for a New York House seat in the upcoming Democratic primaries.

“It’s clear the people of #NY10 are looking for another option and I respect that,” the former New York CityMayor said in a video posted to his Twitter account.

“Time for me to leave electoral politics and focus on other ways to serve. I am really grateful for all the people I met, the stories I heard and the many good souls who helped out.”

The Democrat had been vying to win the party’s nomination for the New York 10th district in a crowded primary field.