Former Mayor Bill de Blasio will not run for governor, he announced on Tuesday.
In a video posted on Twitter, de Blasio proclaimed his record in education and policing before declaring, "No, I'm not going to run for governor of the state of New York."
"But I want to use all my being to fight inequality in the state of New York," he added in the 90-second clip, recorded outside one of his Park Slope homes.
De Blasio, who formed a candidate committee in November, promised to announce "more news" in the coming days, suggesting he will not leave the political arena.
"Let's keep this fight going, because we have proven that change can happen in New York," he said.
The news comes as Gov. Kathy Hochul's lead in the Democratic primary for governor of New York grew to over 30 points beyond her closest rival, according to a new poll indicating that his previously expected gubernatorial bid would have been a steep increase.