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NYC Mayor Visiting Nashua for 2020 – No, Not That One, The Current One

February 13, 2019

Bill deBlasio, New York City’s left-wing Democratic mayor, is planning to visit Nashua, New Hampshire on Friday, February 15, anticipating a possible run for president in 2020.

DeBlasio, according to the Nashua Telegraph, “believes the nation’s recent leftward political shift may allow him to be a viable 2020 presidential candidate.”

DeBlasio’s predecessor as mayor of New York, Michael Bloomberg, is also interested in running in the Democratic primary, but the billionaire media mogul would likely try to occupy centrist ground on economics, as opposed to deBlasio, who calls himself “an outspoken progressive.”

Among other things, de Blasio says he added $16.4 million to the city’s budget to represent in court illegal immigrants in danger of being deported.

Nashua is a city of about 88,000 in south central New Hampshire just north of the Massachusetts border. It’s the second largest city in the state with the first-in-the-nation primary, which will likely take place in January or early February 2020.

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