New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio will announce his plans to run for the Democratic presidential nomination May 16 on Good Morning America, his campaign confirmed to NBC News.
He will be the 23rd candidate and third New Yorker in the 2020 Democratic primary.
De Blasio, 58, has served as mayor of New York since 2013. He is best known for pushing progressive policies including universal pre-Kindergarten and expanded paid sick time.
The Mayor has faced criticism, however, over his feuding with Governor Andrew Cuomo and maintains an underwater approval rating, as well as net negative favorability within his own party.
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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio will officially announce his candidacy Thursday on Good Morning America, his campaign confirmed to NBC News.
De Blasio, 57, has served as mayor of New York since 2013; he was re-elected to a second term in 2017. Previously, he held the position of New York City’s public advocate and served on the New York City Council representing the Park Slope and Cobble Hill neighborhoods of Brooklyn.
In the months leading up to the launch of his presidential, de Blasio has traveled to meet voters in Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina and has donated to several candidates running in key primary states through his Fairness PAC.
High school journalist Gabe Fleisher, who writes the newsletter “Wake Up Politics,” broke the news of de Blasio’s announcement by tweeting out a notice from an Iowa Democratic club announcing that de Blasio (whose name they misspelled) would be coming to Sioux City on Friday.
De Blasio is the 23rd candidate and the third New Yorker to jump into the Democratic field, joining Democratic Senator Kirsten …read more
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