Reports: NYC Mayor De Blasio to Officially Endorse Hillary
After months of speculation, New York City mayor Bill de Blasio will reportedly offer his official endorsement to the Presidential campaign of Hillary Clinton. The Wall Street Journal cited “a person familiar with the matter” on the endorsement, which does not come as a surprise given the political history between the two.
De Blasio managed the Clinton Senate campaign in the state of New York in 2000. He has been hesitant to offer his support to Clinton yet in this election cycle, telling Meet The Press in April simply, “Like a lot of people in this country, I want to see a vision”.
Curiously, the report comes only hours after the Clinton camp announced its top 100 supporters from New York, deemed her “leadership council”. The list includes New York state Governor Andrew Cuomo and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand. Mayor de Blasio was left off of Monday’s list.
Recently word was leaked that de Blasio had hosted Clinton-challenger Bernie Sanders for a private lunch, telling CBS radio at the time “I think he’s a very impressive person, but I have made no decision on endorsement.”
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