Bill de Blasio already has the Iowa blahs — and voters do, too.
Fresh off his presidential campaign announcement, he headed to Iowa to court voters and attack President Trump. The trouble? There weren’t that many all that interested in listening to him.
De Blasio speaks to his largest crowd of the day in Iowa at a Woodbury County Democratic Party fundraiser in Sioux City. pic.twitter.com/or5e6b9EjY
— Grace Rauh (@gracerauh) May 18, 2019
“De Blasio speaks to his largest crowd of the day in Iowa at a Woodbury County Democratic Party fundraiser in Sioux City,” NY1’s Grace Rauh tweeted.
By Rauh’s count, de Blasio spoke to 30 people.
The audience was so small, the mayor of America’s largest city didn’t use a microphone.
De Blasio was so foreign to the Iowans, they spelled his name wrong on the invitation:
This is also happening: pic.twitter.com/NUQNzs3xdf
— Gloria Pazmino (@GloriaPazmino) May 15, 2019
Party leaders spelled it with an “I” instead of an “E.”
Other media coverage shows voters seemingly less than enthused to meet the hizzoner.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, is seen campaigning in Sioux City. The mayor recently entered the presidential race as the 23rd Democrat to declare. pic.twitter.com/96s7I8riiK
— Travis Hoffer (@TravisKTIV4) May 17, 2019
Earlier in the day, De Blasio campaigned in a living room, meeting with 10 farmers to discuss agriculture:
De Blasio speaks with 10 small family farmers in the living room of a couple in Churdan, Iowa. He’s been in here for about 45 minutes so far. pic.twitter.com/ezKTAalVX9
— Grace Rauh (@gracerauh) May 17, 2019
During her time in the state, Rauh talked to several voters and none of them had heard of de Blasio.
Our @gracerauh is in Iowa ahead of @BilldeBlasio's first official presidential campaign stop. He's hoping to get more traction outside NYC, but Grace hasn't found many people in Des Moines so far who have heard of him. #NY1Politics pic.twitter.com/6navnShDZi
— Spectrum News NY1 (@NY1) May 16, 2019
“I’ll follow up on him,” one woman said.
Another woman apologized to the reporter for never hearing of the candidate.
“We’re brand new to this town,” a man confessed.