NEW YORK, United States — New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said Thursday he will seek the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, despite a panning by US media and polls which suggest he faces a tough fight. De Blasio becomes the 23rd prospective Democratic challenger to President Donald Trump. I am Bill de Blasio and I am running for president because it’s time we put the working people first,” he said in a video announcing his candidacy. As the Democratic mayor of the nation’s largest city for the past five years, he coasted to re-election in 2013. An eye-popping 76 percent of New York City voters said he should not enter the 2020 presidential race, compared with just 18 percent who said he should, according to a Quinnipiac University poll from early April.
Source: Philippine Daily Inquirer May 16, 2019 11:37 UTC