In the statement, Mr. Johnson said: “I want to make it clear that my decision to end this campaign is not to end my public life.” “I will continue to serve as the city council spokesperson and work to improve the lives of New Yorkers. I do my best I love this city, and I believe that through joint efforts, we will be stronger than ever.”
Since becoming the Speaker of Parliament, Mr. Johnson has quickly won followers by running against the slightly taller mayor De Blasio. Mr. Johnson flipped back in the parade, wrote a syrup carol to the city on Twitter, and publicly celebrated his sobriety and new relationship with his boyfriend.
Earlier this year, the white white Mr. Johnson was considered one of the top three candidates to replace Mr. De Blasio. The other person is the mayor of Brooklyn, Eric Adams, who is black, and the city auditor, Scott M. Stringer, is white.
However, as the coronavirus killed 24,000 people in New York City and civil unrest continued to spread, Mr. Johnson made the challenge for 51 members of the Council to act together more difficult, and the attractiveness of the mayor decreased. . Johnson.
Race dynamics may also affect race.
In the recent major congressional victory in New York City, three candidates of color (all black and Latino, two of whom are gay) may indicate that Democratic voters may be more willing to accept people other than white.
It is said that along with Mr. Adams, there are two other powerful black candidates considering whether to run for mayor: Maya Wiley, a civil rights lawyer, a former MSNBC commentator, and de Blasio. Mr.’s legal counsel; and Raymond J. McGuire, global head of corporate and investment banking at Citi. Another candidate of color, Dianne Morales (Dianne Morales), a former non-profit organization executive and Afro-Latino woman, has raised nearly $158,000, mostly from small donations.