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Bill de Blasio is reportedly going to announce a 2020 run for president, but all signs point to his campaign being a disaster in the making

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  • New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio will announce a 2020 presidential campaign next week, the New York Daily News reported on Friday.
  • De Blasio would be the 22nd candidate to join the Democratic presidential field, but all signs point to his campaign being over before it begins.
  • A March Monmouth University poll revealed that he's the only potential Democratic contender to receive a negative favorability rating from voters within his own party.
  • Dozens of former aides and allies of the mayor also told Politico in March that they think the run is a bad idea considering how many candidates, especially progressives, are already running.
  • De Blasio could be running to bolster his name recognition and put him in the running for a position in a future Democratic administration — but he's also made enemies among elites in his own party.
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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is reportedly considering a 2020 presidential campaign, possibly to bolster his national image — but new signs point to trouble for the progressive mayor, who is serving his second term.

Citing three sources close to de Blasio, the New York Daily News and the New York Post both reported Friday that he could announce a campaign as soon as next week, which would make him the 22nd candidate to join one of the most crowded fields in history.See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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