New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio officially entered the race for president Thursday with a campaign video (watch above) saying he has “an agenda that puts working families first” and “Donald Trump must be stopped.” If you are counting, he’s the 23rd Democrat to enter the primary race. Now De Blasio has a hard hill to climb, The New York Times writes:
The mayor will have to make up a huge fund-raising disadvantage as he builds out a campaign staff, and close a seemingly insurmountable gap in polls. In a Monmouth University poll last month, Mr. de Blasio had a net favorability of zero: 24 percent like him, 24 percent do not like him.
That mockery includes portrayals like this.
NY Post greets de Blasio bid: pic.twitter.com/BOLazL2bWA
— Michael Calderone (@mlcalderone) May 16, 2019
De Blasio is already hitting the road to campaign. He is heading to Iowa late Thursday.
"Every New Yorker knows he's a con artist…I know how to take him on I've been watching him on for decades." New York Mayor @BilldeBlasio speaks on Trump and says he will fight for working class people. https://t.co/ZAfIgoKQBL pic.twitter.com/cvx00hSQm8
— Good Morning America (@GMA) May 16, 2019