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PoliticsBill de Blasio fires up 2020 speculation with New Hampshire trip

15:30  12 february  2019
15:30  12 february  2019 Source:   foxnews.com

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio flirting with a 2020 bid

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Bill de Blasio fires up 2020 speculation with New Hampshire trip© Hans Pennink New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio testifies during a joint legislative budget hearing on local government on Feb. 11, 2019, in Albany, N.Y. CONCORD, N.H. – New  York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is headed this Friday to the state that holds the first primary in the race for the White House, sparking speculation that the two-term liberal mayor of America’s biggest city may be gearing up for a Democratic presidential bid.

De Blasio, a self-described populist who’s repeatedly not ruled out a 2020 run, will travel to New Hampshire on Friday after a visit on Thursday in Cambridge, Mass., to the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. The news was first reported by Politico and confirmed by Fox News.

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Bill de Blasio (/dɪˈblɑːzioʊ/; born Warren Wilhelm Jr.; May 8, 1961) is an American politician who is currently serving as the 109th Mayor of New York City.

He visited New Hampshire last weekend and plans to address the Iowa Steak Fry , a The mayor had stoked speculation with trips to early states, sounding very much like a candidate as recently Steve Bullock was fired by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio as a result of sexual harassment allegations


On Friday morning, de Blasio will meet with longtime Democratic Mayor Jim Donchess of Nashua. In the early evening, he’ll meet at the New England College offices in Concord with organizers and progressive activists from three grassroots groups – Rights and Democracy New Hampshire, the Kent Street Coalition, and Granite State Organizing Project.

That event is titled "How we Raise Up NH - lessons & discussion with NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio."

De Blasio’s trip to New Hampshire comes a couple of weeks after former three-term New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg made a jam-packed two-day swing through the state as the billionaire media mogul and leading gun safety and climate change activist seriously mulls a White House bid.

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Bill de Blasio fires up 2020 speculation with New Hampshire trip

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There’s already a crowded field of candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination, which includes another New Yorker – Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand – who returns to New Hampshire on Friday for a second trip to the state since launching an exploratory committee.

De Blasio’s hopes to be a major player in the 2016 election didn’t come to fruition. He pushed for New York City to host the Democratic Party’s presidential nominating convention, but the party decided to hold the convention in Philadelphia. He abandoned plans to host a candidates’ forum focused on income inequality. And he scored a less than desirable speaking slot at the Democratic National Convention.

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