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New York City mayor tests chilly waters for presidential run

Updated Sunday, April 14, 2019 | 6:10 p.m.

NEW YORK (AP) — At 6 feet, 5 inches tall, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio stands out in a crowd.

But does he have any shot of standing out in the packed field of potential Democratic candidates for president?

De Blasio has spent the past few months exploring a run. So far, he hasn't seemed bothered by bad polls, snarky headlines or sparse crowds attending his events in early primary states like New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada.

Asked if he's running, the 57-year-old de Blasio says he'll decide "sooner rather than later."

Political observers say even if de Blasio doesn't have much chance of winning, he could raise his profile on the campaign trail and possibly get a role in another Democrat's administration.

Term limits prevent De Blasio from seeking a third term as mayor.