New York's ultra-liberal mayor Bill de Blasio will become 24th Democrat to run for president

Mail Online | 5/2/2019 | Associated Press
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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is joining the 2020 presidential race, it was widely reported Wednesday night.

He announced travel plans to a pair of early voting states ahead of an expected entry Thursday into the crowded 2020 Democratic presidential race.

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De Blasio is scheduled to appear on ABC's 'Good Morning America' on Thursday morning. A spokeswoman says he will travel to Iowa later Thursday and will hold events in that state Friday and in South Carolina on Saturday.

The spokeswoman, Olivia Lapeyrolerie, declined to confirm Wednesday that de Blasio is entering the race.

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But the mayor has been saying publicly for months that he's considering a run and has said that he will announce his decision this week.

He made several previous campaign-style trips to states expected to play a role in the Democratic nominating process.

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So far, his potential candidacy has generated little enthusiasm from hometown constituents.

A recent Quinnipiac University poll found 76% of New York City voters said they believed de Blasio shouldn't run.

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Newspapers have poked fun at his presidential ambitions, noting that while de Blasio won two mayoral elections by large margins and can cite real...
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