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New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio Makes First Campaign Trip To Iowa Since Announcing Candidacy

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NYC mayor Bill de Blasio has joined the increasingly crowded assortment of hopeful Democratic nominees for the office of POTUS.

“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 said in an announcement video Thursday. The video also includes shots of the city, with de Blasio looking back on his work on regional healthcare and minimum wage reform.

This announcement makes him something like the trillionth person to announce a 2020 campaign on the non-Trump side of our dilapidated political infrastructure or whatever. “I’m running for president because it’s time we put working people first,” de Blasio said Thursday.

Joe Biden, Cory Booker, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Marianne Williamson, and Beto O’Rourke previously announced 2020 campaigns. With his announcement, de Blasio also becomes the third mayor competing for the White House.



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