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About 2020 run, Messam says 'all options will remain on the table'


Miramar Mayor Wayne Messam acknowledged his interest in a presidential run Friday, explaining in a statement to the Miami Herald that "all options will remain on the table."

The Herald reported Thursday that Messam was gauging interest in a long-shot presidential bid. He did not respond to requests for comment for the story - read the article here - but on Friday issued a statement confirming that he is interested in taking a shot at the Democratic party's nomination in 2020.

"Miramar is home, and as mayor I am focused on my upcoming reelection in March. However, I am grateful for the calls and messages I have received from all over the state of Florida and the country. My wife Angela and I count it a blessing that the great record of the city of Miramar would even place us in this conversation," Messam said. "When it comes to being an ambassador for the city, I have always said that all options will remain on the table. Our country's leadership over the last few years has failed to address the myriad of challenges hardworking men and women face every day. Our future as a community, a state, and a country has never seemed more uncertain. Please keep our family in your prayers."