Carlos Menchaca Exits New York City Mayoral Race


Out gay Brooklyn Councilmember Carlos Menchaca has pulled the plug on his longshot candidacy for mayor.

The term-limited lawmaker, who represents Red Hook, Sunset Park, Greenwood Heights and parts of Windsor Terrace, Dyker Heights, and Boro Park, acknowledged in an announcement on March 24 that his “path to a primary victory is no longer attainable.”

“I decided to run for mayor because I believed I could help bring a voice to neglected communities across this city and bring the systemic change needed to create a more equitable, affordable, and just New York,” Menchaca said in a written statement.

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