NYC mayor announces Iowa trip ahead of expected 2020 entry

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (dih BLAH’-zee-oh) is announcing travel plans to a pair of early voting states ahead of an expected entry into the crowded 2020 Democratic presidential race.

De Blasio is scheduled to appear on ABC’s “Good Morning America” on Thursday morning. A spokeswoman says he will travel to Iowa later Thursday and will hold events in that state Friday and in South Carolina on Saturday.

The spokeswoman declined to confirm Wednesday that de Blasio is entering the race.

But the mayor has been saying publicly for months that he’s considering a run and has said that he will announce his decision this week.

He made several previous campaign-style trips to states expected to play a role in the Democratic nominating process.

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