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Reports: De Blasio Expected To Announce 2020 Bid Thursday

May 15, 2019 - 6:24 pm

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — Mayor Bill de Blasio will announce on Thursday morning he's joining the presidential race, according to multiple reports.

NBC News reports the mayor will make the official announcement during an appearance on “Good Morning America.”

His announcement means he will be joining more than 20 other Democratic presidential hopefuls, including Joe Biden, Cory Booker, Beto O'Rourke, Kamala Harris and Bernie Sanders.

De Blasio will appear with his wife Chirlane McCray on the ABC morning show.

The Democratic mayor will then travel to Iowa and South Carolina over the course of four days.

At a press conference on Monday, he confirmed he would announce his presidential decision later this week.