De Blasio Says He Isn’t Running for President, Not That You Were Wondering

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02 Apr 2015, Manhattan, New York City, New York State, USA --- New York, United States. 2nd April 2015 -- Surrounded by the city's first lady Chirlane McCray and progressive leaders at Gracie Mansion, mayor Bill de Blasio opens a press conference that followed a meeting over the issue of growing income inequality in the US. -- New York City mayor Bill de Blasio met with progressive leaders from around the country at Gracie Mansion for a conference to develop strategies in addressing the growing income disparity in the United States. A brief press conference followed. --- Image by ? Andy Katz/Demotix/Corbis
Photo: Andy Katz/Demotix/Corbis

Mayor Bill de Blasio hosted a bunch of progressive leaders at Gracie Mansion on Thursday, in the hopes that they’d be able to think up a liberal, income-inequality-focused version of Newt Gingrich’s “Contract for America” before the 2016 election. De Blasio, who could probably hear the brains of pundits across the country thinking “But, what does it mean?” made sure to say that this event did not mean he was planning on upgrading his political status anytime soon. “I intend to run for re-election as mayor of New York City, that’s the only thing I’m running for,” he said, as everyone went back to wondering what Elizabeth Warren was thinking