After looking like he would enter the presidential campaign last week, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio released an announcement video yesterday making him the 24th Democratic presidential candidate for the 2020 election cycle. His announcement centered around being the candidate for “working families,” and cited the $15 minimum wage, a free pre-K school program, a comprehensive healthcare program that especially covers mental health, and paid sick leave.
Mayor de Blasio is starting late, and he is a very long shot to even move into the upper tier of candidates. It is doubtful he can qualify for the June 26-27th debate stage at this point, and even participating in the late July Detroit debate could be in question.
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