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Former NYC mayor Bill de Blasio bows out of Congressional race

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks alongside his wife Chirlane McCray during a memorial service for George Floyd at Cadman Plaza Park in the Brooklyn borough of New York, June 4, 2020. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks alongside his wife Chirlane McCray during a memorial service for George Floyd at Cadman Plaza Park in the Brooklyn borough of New York, June 4, 2020. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Former New York City mayor Bill de Blasio announces that he is quitting the race to fill New York’s 10th Congressional seat after trailing significantly in the polls in recent weeks.

The Democratic primary is scheduled to take place in late August, with Rep. Mondaire Jones seen as the frontrunner.

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