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Thu May 16, 2019, 07:02 AM

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio adds his name to the Democratic presidential field

Source: Washington Post

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, the twice-elected chief executive of the nation’s largest city, announced Thursday that he is joining the Democratic field of presidential candidates, pledging in a campaign video that he would “put working people first.”

“There’s plenty of money in this world. There’s plenty of money in this country. It’s just in the wrong hands,” de Blasio says at the outset of the video, in which he recounts his liberal agenda as mayor and pledges to stand up to President Trump. “I’m a New Yorker. I’ve known Trump’s a bully for a long time. This is not news to me or anyone here, and I know how to take him on.”

De Blasio is expected to make his first public appearance as a candidate later Thursday morning on ABC’s “Good Morning America.” He plans to travel to Iowa and South Carolina this week for a series of introductory campaign events.

The entry of another liberal lawmaker in the crowded Democratic field provides another option for the wing of the primary electorate that seeks to counter the era of Trump with policies that are more aggressive and disruptive than those of President Barack Obama.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/new-york-mayor-bill-de-blasio-adds-his-name-to-the-democratic-presidential-field/2019/05/15/5776b89e-7647-11e9-b7ae-390de4259661_story.html?utm_term=.0e449f03f4be

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Reply New York Mayor Bill de Blasio adds his name to the Democratic presidential field (Original post)
brooklynite May 16 OP
NewJeffCT May 16 #1
InAbLuEsTaTe May 16 #3
beachbum bob May 16 #2
SummerSnow May 16 #4
Golden Raisin May 16 #6
nycbos May 16 #5
Pisces May 16 #11
DeminPennswoods May 16 #7
TygrBright May 16 #8
BlueStater May 16 #9
nycbos May 16 #12
Five Ten Nineteen May 16 #10
Rainbow Droid May 16 #13
padah513 May 16 #14

Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu May 16, 2019, 08:16 AM

1. I like the guy, but

with over 20 others in the race, why did he feel the need to toss his hat into the ring?

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Response to NewJeffCT (Reply #1)

Thu May 16, 2019, 08:55 AM

3. I welcome another prominent progressive voice to the Democratic primary debate.

Here's wishing Mayor Bill the best of luck on the campaign trail... may the best candidate win!!


Bernie & Elizabeth 2020!!!
Welcome to the revolution!!!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu May 16, 2019, 08:25 AM

2. Yawn

its becoming boring now

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu May 16, 2019, 08:59 AM

4. He shouldn't run. Stay the mayor please

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Response to SummerSnow (Reply #4)

Thu May 16, 2019, 10:24 AM

6. De Blasio is in his second and final term as Mayor

(we currently have a 2-term mayoral limit). He's not exactly the most popular Mayor New York has ever seen.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu May 16, 2019, 09:27 AM

5. There is no one outside of his immediate family who thinks he has a shot.

Since he got elected our mayor has been more interested in being a "national progressive leader" than his duties as mayor. Of course the best thing he could have done for the progressive movement is to be a good mayor.

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Response to nycbos (Reply #5)

Thu May 16, 2019, 10:47 AM

11. Not even his family thinks he has a shot.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu May 16, 2019, 10:28 AM

7. DNC has set a limit of 20 total participants in the debates

That means not every current candidate will make it onto the stage.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu May 16, 2019, 10:28 AM

8. ummmmmmm.... no. n/t

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu May 16, 2019, 10:37 AM

9. What is the point of all these people running?

I can't think of anything they could possibly gain from this other than trying to sell books.

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Response to BlueStater (Reply #9)

Thu May 16, 2019, 02:02 PM

12. Politicians have huge egos.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu May 16, 2019, 10:44 AM

10. Aw, Jeez!

 

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu May 16, 2019, 05:17 PM

13. At last!! With 29 confirmed candidates we're finally halfway to the 58 that we need!

edit: if you say something like "there's only 26" then you're just going to further prove my point, so thanks in advance.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu May 16, 2019, 09:38 PM

14. Why?

I think that a lot of these "guys" are doing it seeking to raise their own profile rather than for the good of the country, but I suppose they'll be weeded out soon enough.

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