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Thu May 16, 2019, 10:55 AM


Mayor Bill de Blasio Enters 2020 Race for President

Bill de Blasio, the Democratic mayor of New York City, announced on Thursday that he was running for president, seeking to show that his brand of urban progressive leadership can be a model for the rest of the nation.

It will be a steep challenge: He becomes the 23rd Democrat to enter the presidential race, and he does so against the counsel of many of his trusted advisers, and in the face of two centuries of history.

No sitting mayor has been elected to the presidency, and if Mr. de Blasio, 58, is to be the first, he must overcome daunting deficits in polls and fund-raising.

Asked what set him apart in the big Democratic field, Mr. de Blasio sounded what will likely be his central campaign theme: “Working Americans deserve better and I know we can do it because I’ve done it here in the largest, toughest city in this country.”

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