De Blasio headed to Iowa to speak at political fundraiser

De Blasio headed to Iowa to speak at political fundraiser
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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) will headline a political fundraiser in Iowa next month, the Des Moines Register reported Monday.

De Blasio, who won his reelection bid earlier this month with 66 percent of the vote, will be the featured guest at Progress Iowa’s “holiday party” fundraiser on Dec. 19 in Des Moines, the newspaper reported.

Visits to Iowa by politicians tend to fuel speculation about future presidential aspirations. Iowa hosts the first caucuses in each presidential election cycle.

De Blasio, who's 56, said during a debate in August that he would serve a full four-year term as mayor if reelected.

During his mayoral campaign, de Blasio earned the endorsements of Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerThis week: GOP mulls vote on ‘abolish ICE’ legislation Red-state Dem tells Schumer to 'kiss my you know what' on Supreme Court vote Dem infighting erupts over Supreme Court pick MORE (D-N.Y.) and Sen. Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersShowtime says Sacha Baron Cohen did not dress as 'disabled veteran' 2020 Dems slam Trump over Putin presser Ocasio-Cortez floating progressive sub-caucus MORE (I-Vt.).

De Blasio faced a scandal in his first term regarding donations to his campaign, but prosecutors have said they will not bring charges against the mayor.