New York State of Mind: Speculation Mounts as Hillary Clinton Could Run for Mayor of Big Apple

It would pit her against current Mayor Bill de Blasio.

Will Hillary Clinton run for mayor of New York City?

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Speculation is running rampant following a report in The New York Times.

The Times wrote: “A run for mayor of New York this year would pit Mrs. Clinton against Mayor Bill de Blasio, a fellow Democrat who managed her Senate campaign in 2000, and, should she win, would put her in charge of President-elect Donald J. Trump’s hometown, ensuring years of potential clashes between bitter rivals.”

Interestingly, both Clinton’s and de Blasio’s reps refused to comment on the story, which hit newsstands Thursday.

Clinton was a New York State Senator from 2001 to 2009 and then went on to become Secretary of State under President Obama.

The Clintons are no strangers to the city that never sleeps. The former first lady had her campaign offices in Brooklyn and her husband, President Bill Clinton, had his post-White House offices in Harlem.

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Since leaving the White House, they have settled in Chappaqua, New York, however, state law requires only a candidate for mayor to be a New York City resident by Election Day.

De Blasio has been mayor of the Big Apple since 2014.

The New York City mayoral election is in November.

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