Self-declared ‘underdog’ de Blasio expects to win ‘the whole thing’

Adam Warner
May 18, 2019 - 12:18 pm
Bill de Blasio

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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) – Mayor Bill de Blasio enter the 2020 presidential race this week – a move that raised eyebrows on the left and right. But despite the skeptics, the mayor says he’s confident he can go all the way to the White House.

De Blasio is making his first campaign swing in Iowa this weekend. He told reporters in Des Moines that he can defeat the odds.


“I expect to win Iowa, I expect to win the whole thing,” de Blasio said. “I wouldn’t be running if I wasn’t focused on victory. I’ve run in 10 elections, I’ve won them all. And pretty much every time I’ve started as an underdog.”

Roughly 30 people went to the Woodbury County Democratic Party fundraiser to hear de Blasio speak on Friday night, according to Politico.

“Who better to beat Donald Trump than someone who knows his every trick, his every game, his every strategy because I’ve been watching him for decades,” de Blasio told the crowd.

The mayor launched his long-shot presidential bid on Thursday. He heads to South Carolina on Sunday.

New York Attorney General Letitia James isn’t wowed by Hizzoner’s bid, telling the "Pod Save America" podcast Thursday that he can run for president, “but the question is why? Por que? What's up?'”

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