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De Blasio endorses former 2020 rival Sanders for president

De Blasio endorses former 2020 rival Sanders for president.

15.2.2020

De Blasio endorses former 2020 rival Sanders for president.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is endorsing Bernie Sanders for president, a move that puts de Blasio in a position to become a leading voice in opposition to Sanders' newest rival, Mike Bloomberg, his predecessor in leading the nation's largest city.

Squawk on the Street De Blasio's 2013 campaign was styled as a rebuke to Bloomberg, who oversaw a city that rebuilt itself after the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks to become the nation's safest biggest city and leading tourist destination. But Bloomberg's tenure also saw a sharp rise in income inequality and concern about police tactics like stop and frisk, which disproportionately affected communities of color. De Blasio, who has frosty relations with his predecessor, has repeatedly voiced his opposition to the billionaire's late presidential bid. "This is a Democratic Party today that's getting more progressive, that wants to address the concerns of working people, that does not accept the status quo," de Blasio said after Bloomberg announced his candidacy. "There's no way in the world we should nominate a billionaire who epitomizes the status quo." Additionally, the strongest piece of de Blasio's political base at home has been African American voters drawn to his promises of police reform, combating income inequality and his biracial family. And the mayor aims to stress those bona fides just as the Democratic nominating process heads to far more diverse states like Nevada and South Carolina. De Blasio has long sought to play an outsize role on the national stage trumpeting progressive ideas but has struggled to raise his profile much beyond New York City. A presidential forum he sponsored ahead of the 2016 election was canceled because of a lack of interest from candidates, and his own advisers have expressed regret as to how he handled his endorsement for that campaign. Although de Blasio was far more aligned with Sanders, he also had a debt of loyalty to the Clintons; he was the campaign manager for Hillary Clinton's 2000 Senate run in New York, and the former first couple presided over the mayor's inauguration in 2013. But de Blasio sat on his choice for months, and his eventual lukewarm endorsement for Clinton led to him being banished to a secondary role at the Democratic convention and on the campaign trail. VIDEO Read more: CNBC

Isn't New York the 'financial capital of the world'? Shouldn't a socialist be against New York succeeding? get on that Bloomerg train! What a dork he is! Ah don’t know if this would help but it is what it is just have to wait and see what and where people will be voting. We had a lot of speculations from the armchair critics. But it is up to the people turning out and voting.

Of course communist supports another communist. Comrad DE Blaiso Lol. That’s a curse. An endorsement nobody wants. Comrade DiBlasio endorsing Comrade Bernie! Losers stick together. Again, who cares? Nobody who had 0.1 percent in polls is a “rival” to anyone

De Blasio to endorse Bernie SandersThe New York City mayor’s move is also about advancing his own political interests. In backing Sanders, de Blasio is embracing the left wing of the party in its battle with moderates like Pete Buttigieg and Mike Bloomberg, whose outsized campaign spending has vaulted him to the top tier in the crowded primary field I never voted for deBlasio anyway..he is a loser like Bernie...can't wait for his term as mayor to be over..not soon enough Mr. Mayor!! It doesn't matter who the Dems nominate, they're going to get crushed in the next election.

I would *not* want *that* endorsement! NeverBiden aliens Excellent ... kiss of death for Sanders kiss of death

Bill de Blasio Plans to Endorse Bernie SandersThe New York City mayor, who was briefly a presidential candidate himself, is expected to travel with Mr. Sanders in Nevada in the coming days, according to people familiar with the plans. will that hurt bernie?

De Blasio to endorse Bernie SandersThe New York City mayor’s move is also about advancing his own political interests. In backing Sanders, de Blasio is embracing the left wing of the party in its battle with moderates like Pete Buttigieg and Mike Bloomberg, whose outsized campaign spending has vaulted him to the top tier in the crowded primary field I never voted for deBlasio anyway..he is a loser like Bernie...can't wait for his term as mayor to be over..not soon enough Mr. Mayor!! It doesn't matter who the Dems nominate, they're going to get crushed in the next election.

Bill de Blasio Plans to Endorse Bernie SandersThe New York City mayor, who was briefly a presidential candidate himself, is expected to travel with Mr. Sanders in Nevada in the coming days, according to people familiar with the plans. will that hurt bernie?

Bernie Sanders overtakes Joe Biden in Texas, former vice president holds strong lead in Georgia: PollsJoe Biden told a New York City fundraiser that the 'African-American community is going to make a gigantic say in who is going to be the next president.' If Sanders wins California and Texas, it’s over. Anyone that thinks Bernie will do anything in a presidency is crazy. Bernie has been in congress where he has spent 30 years with ZERO BILLS.. EXCEPT NAMING PO. GET REAL. BERNIE IS FAKE This has less to do with Bernie and more to do with the fact that the DNC keeps pushing unelectable candidates. Joe can barely string a coherent sentence together at this point.

Influential Nevada culinary union will not endorse a 2020 Democrat ahead of caucusesThe major Nevada union declined to make an endorsement after it criticized Bernie Sanders ahead of the state's presidential caucuses.



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