NEW YORK CITY -- Just before 6:30 Thursday morning, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, threw his hat into the ring for the 2020 Presidential primary election.
Mayor De Blasio will now be joining the nearly two dozen other candidates already vying for the democratic nomination.
The two-term mayor hopes his record of universal pre-kindergarten, raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour and overseeing a drop in crime to an all-time low, will appeal to voters nationwide.
Following this announcement, de Blasio now plans to head out on the campaign trail, making stops in both Iowa and South Carolina.
- NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio seeks Democratic nod for president
- Cuomo, de Blasio rally NY Democrats for general election
- Assembly Democrats seek surcharge for NYC ride hailing, cabs
- NY Gov. Cuomo wins Democratic nod for 3rd term
- De Blasio drops out of 2020 presidential race
- NYC mayor says 8 dead in bike path terror attack
- Police seek attacker in hate-crime NYC subway assault
- Outcome of Utica Democratic mayoral primary uncertain
- Mayor, governor join NYC union rally ahead of key court case
- Weather severely hampers NYC air travel