[Ed. – Unleash the rumor mill.]
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio will headline a political fundraiser in Iowa next month, a visit sure to stoke 2020 speculation for one of the country’s most prominent liberal officeholders.
De Blasio, who was elected to a second term as mayor earlier this year, will be the featured guest for Progress Iowa’s “holiday party” fundraiser Dec. 19 at the Temple for the Performing Arts in Des Moines.
“Iowans are speaking out and showing up to fight back against what conservatives are doing to their state and our country,” de Blasio said in a statement released by Progress Iowa. …
Although the visit is his first since Republican Donald Trump because president, de Blasio is no stranger to Iowa. He campaigned on behalf of Hillary Clinton in the days leading up to the 2016 caucuses, knocking doors in West Des Moines, Indianola, Knoxville and Iowa City.