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NYC Mayor: Corruption Probe Won't Affect Re-Election...

NYC Mayor: Corruption Probe Won't Affect Re-Election Bid  (Photo: Momos, Wikipedia


Mayor Bill de Blasio says the widening New York City corruption probe will have no impact on his decision to run for re-election.

De Blasio, in an interview Friday on WNYC, said he will "absolutely" run for a second term next year.

He steadfastly insists that he and his team did nothing wrong while federal and state investigators probe his campaign fundraising apparatus.

De Blasio, a Democrat, has not been accused of wrongdoing. Several of his aides and political groups have been subpoenaed by prosecutors.

The probe began after a criminal referral from the lead investigator at the state Board of Elections.

De Blasio has accused the board of conducting a politically motivated witch hunt. The investigator was appointed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a frequent de Blasio rival.