Florida mayor Wayne Messam announces 2020 bid

POLITICO reports that Miramar, Florida Mayor Wayne Messam is running for the Democratic party's 2020 presidential nomination.


A Florida mayor launched a long-shot campaign for president Thursday.

Miramar Mayor Wayne Messam has joined the crowded Democratic presidential primary field. He will hold an afternoon kickoff rally Saturday at the historically black college Florida Memorial University, where he is expected to detail his policy on student loan debt.

Messam served four years on Miramar’s city commission before becoming mayor, a largely ceremonial position there, in 2015. He beat 16-year incumbent Lori Cohen Moseley to become the sprawling suburban city’s first African-American mayor. Messam won reelection on March 12 and announced his presidential exploratory committee the following day.

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