New York Mayor Bill de Blasio enters the 2020 presidential race: ‘Donald Trump must be stopped’

CNBC | 5/15/2019 | Staff
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Allies of de Blasio argue that he has similar, or more, executive experience compared with other 2020 candidates, according to NBC.

“Because he has such a present press corps in a tabloid city, we’ve seen him up close and in an aggressive and unflattering light, but if you look at his actual record of achievement, it’s quite lengthy,” Rebecca Katz, a Democratic strategist and former top de Blasio aide, told NBC. “Yes, there’s an argument to be made about whether he should be running for president or not, but he is certainly qualified.”

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New York City has an estimated 8.6 million residents, giving it a larger population than 38 states, including Washington, Colorado and Montana — governors and former governors of which are also running for president.

His entry makes him only the latest in a sea of nearly two dozen Democrats vying to take on Trump. Former Vice President Joe Biden took an early and commanding lead in opinion polls when he announced in late April,...
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