De Bla­sio Po­ten­tially Run­ning in 2020 Pres­i­den­tial Election

The Jewish Voice - - NEW YORK - By: Jack Heretik

Demo­cratic New York City Mayor Bill de Bla­sio is be­ing ru­mored as a po­ten­tial 2020 pres­i­den­tial election can­di­date. Ac­cord­ing to Demo­cratic op­er­a­tives, de Bla­sio be­lieves he will eas­ily win re­elec­tion later in 2017 and this has him prompt­ing to look at what he could run for after­wards, Page Six at the NYP re­ports.

Ac­cord­ing to the Post re­port, the mayor of the Big Ap­ple is con­struct­ing his own ex­ploratory mis­sion and “spread­ing ru­mors that Bernie San­ders and El­iz­a­beth War­ren are too old to be con­sid­ered vi­able can­di­dates for the pres­i­dency.

Post re­porter Richard John­son has said that DeBla­sio, 56, will claim that he’s the right­ful stan­dard bearer for the pro­gres­sive wing of the Demo­cratic party.

An is­sue that could arise for de Bla­sio are other top New York Demo­cratic politi­cians, in­clud­ing Gov. An­drew Cuomo, Sen. Kirsten Gil­li­brand and New York At­tor­ney Gen­eral Eric Sch­nei­der­man, all who have been mak­ing moves that could lead to their own run for the White House. The Post also re­ports that Sch­nei­der­man has pow­er­ful friends in Hollywood and fa­mous TV pro­ducer Nor­man Lear has hosted fundrais­ers for him.

De Bla­sio re­cently re­ceived $2.57 mil­lion in city funds for match­ing for his re­elec­tion cam­paign. What he doesn't use in his may­oral run, he can use in a pres­i­den­tial run.

One po­lit­i­cal watcher said that the 2020 election is al­ready de Bla­sio's pri­mary fo­cus.

"De Bla­sio is putting all his chips on the 2020 race," the watcher said. "That’s why, in­stead of stay­ing in the city to com­fort the chil­dren of as­sas­si­nated po­lice of­fi­cer Mioso­tis Fa­milia, he jet­ted to Ger­many to join the anti-Trump ri­ot­ers who were smash­ing store win­dows."

“He thinks he’s the in­her­i­tor of the War­ren and San­ders legacy,” said a Demo­cratic power bro­ker, “but no one told War­ren and San­ders they were dead.”

De Bla­sio re­cently re­ceived $2.57 mil­lion in city funds for match­ing for his re­elec­tion cam­paign. What he doesn't use in his may­oral run, he can use in a pres­i­den­tial run.

Demo­cratic New York City Mayor Bill de Bla­sio is be­ing ru­mored as a po­ten­tial 2020 pres­i­den­tial election can­di­date

New York At­tor­ney Gen­eral Eric Sch­nei­der­man has been mak­ing moves that could lead to his own run for the White House

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