Corey Johnson announces he’s running for mayor

  • Johnson promised that his nascent campaign will cap contributions at $250 instead of the legal limit of $2,000 and will refuse to take money from the city’s politically powerful real estate industry, lobbyists or corporate political committees.
  • He’s not the first politician to decry big money in New York City politics.
  • Johnson’s announcement comes two and a half years before the June 2021 Democratic primary election that will likely choose New York’s next mayor.

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