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MSNBC’s Maya Wiley reveals she is exploring a bid to run for mayor of New York City

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Civil rights activist and prominent MSNBC analyst Maya Wiley revealed on MSNBC on Thursday that she is considering a campaign for mayor of New York City.

Wiley also serves as the senior vice president for social justice at The New School and the Henry Cohen Professor of Urban Policy and Management at the Milano School of Policy, Management, and Environment.

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“There have been reports in multiple outlets about some people discussing whether or not you might run for mayor of new york,” MSNBC chief legal analyst Ari Melber noted. “Not as friend of Maya, but as a journalist, do you have any comment on that? Are you considering running for mayor?”

Wiley said, “I have been so overwhelmed by just the amount of support and kind words and outpouring I’ve gotten as a result of these news reports. All I can say to you is, I am certainly exploring it because I’ve been extremely privileged to be asked by folks to think about it.”

“For me the biggest issues of the city is whether or not we’ll have a bold future, not one of tinkering, where we have leadership advancing the fundamental historical moment we’re in, which is to do history-making, not deal-making so this is a city we can all stay in, this is a city we can all live in,” she explained.

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, City Comptroller Scott Stringer and City Council Speaker Corey Johnson are also reportedly considering bids in the 2021 election.

Mimi Rocah, who was a fellow MSNBC legal analyst, ran for District Attorney of Westchester County. Rocah is currently leading by a wide margin as votes continue to be counted in the Democratic Primary.

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Trump campaign dispatches Pence to shore up Mormon support — after harsh criticism from Mitt Romney and Jeff Flake: report

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The president's 2020 election campaign continues to play defense in Arizona, a once reliably-Republican state.

"President Donald Trump's reelection campaign is looking to shore up support among a specific population of Arizonans: members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints," the Arizona Republica reported Monday. "Vice President Mike Pence is coming to Mesa Tuesday to help launch a 'Latter-day Saints for Trump' coalition in what appears to be a late-in-the-game play to win over LDS voters, who tend to vote Republican but hold values that clash with some of the president's."

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Here’s how Trump created a ‘significant threat’ to his re-election by failing on coronavirus stimulus

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Politico on Monday reported on how Donald Trump may have imperiled his 2020 presidential campaign by failing to reach a deal with Congress on the next round of stimulus.

"After a spring and summer bolstered by cash infusions from the federal government of more than $3 trillion, the U.S. economy may have to sink or swim this fall with a relative trickle of support — presenting a significant threat to President Donald Trump’s standing as he heads into a compressed reelection campaign already trailing in the polls," Politico's Ben White reported.

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Trump pushes ‘rigged election’ conspiracy theory during Oval Office interview with right-wing media outlet

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President Donald Trump spent nearly a half an hour talking with Breitbart News reporter Matthew Boyle on Monday, the website reported.

In the Oval Office interview, Trump falsely claimed that Democrats only wanted "bailout" money for blue cities and states.

“In addition, they wanted money so that the election would end up being rigged. It would be a rigged election,” Trump claimed, pushing an unsubstantiated conspiracy theory against voting by mail, which is how the president himself casts his ballot.

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