Mayor Bill de Blasio says corruption probe won't affect re-election bid

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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says a widening corruption probe won't have an impact on his decision to run for re-election.

De Blasio tells WNYC radio in an interview Friday that he will "absolutely" run for a second term next year.

The Democrat steadfastly insists that he and his team did nothing wrong while federal and state investigators look into his campaign fundraising apparatus.

While several of his aides and political groups have been subpoenaed by prosecutors, de Blasio hasn't been accused of wrongdoing.

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 Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a frequent de Blasio rival.
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