Tom Allon drops out of mayoral race

Tom Allon

Tom Allon (Credit: Tom Allon (Getty Images))

The ever-growing list of mayoral candidates became smaller Monday when Tom Allon announced he would end his campaign to focus on his media pursuits.

The Manhattan Media publisher, who was going to run on the GOP ticket, purchased City and State Media yesterday, which publishes a bi-monthly paper on city politics as well as news updates online.

Although Allon said he will leave the race, he said he would push the candidates on both sides of the aisle for political reform for the city.

"While no longer a candidate, I will continue to passionately and relentlessly pursue a reform agenda as an education activist, a columnist and blogger, and parent of three teenagers," he said in a statement.

Allon was considered a long shot and didn't raise as much money compared to other candidates like Christine Quinn, Joe Lhota, Bill de Blasio or John Catsimatidis.

Others who are in the running include former Bronx Borough President Adolfo CarriĆ³n Jr, City Comptroller John Liu and former City Comptroller Bill Thompson.

In October, Allon changed parties from Democrat to Republican.

Allon wouldn't say if he would make an endorsement in the race.

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