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Feb 14 - De Blasio to endorse Bernie Sanders
 

 
NEW YORK — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio will endorse Bernie Sanders for president — a move intended to advance his own elusive quest for national relevance while underscoring his background as a left-leaning, establishment-wary Democrat, according to people familiar with the mayor's plans.

Though he styles himself a political risk-taker, the mayor is only taking the plunge after Sanders emerged victorious from the Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire primary, rather than when the Vermont senator’s chances seemed more tenuous last year.

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.

De Blasio, whose steady support among black Democrats has weathered his many political storms, stands to be an effective surrogate for Sanders as he jockeys for an increasing share of Joe Biden’s diverse supporters. The mayor’s agenda of combating inequality — most closely aligned with his implementation of universal pre-kindergarten — his biracial family, his ties to prominent labor unions and the bully pulpit that comes with his day job make him a useful validator for Sanders.

He will begin his tour of duty in Nevada on Sunday, and plans to travel throughout the country for the campaign, according to people familiar with his plans.

And as the mayor of the nation’s largest city, de Blasio is one of the highest-ranking politicians to embrace Sanders’ unapologetically liberal White House bid.

De Blasio can speak to Bloomberg’s liabilities better than most, having inherited New York City from him after running against his record of race-based policing and perceived indifference to income inequality. Oftentimes, though, De Blasio makes no effort to hide his disdain for Bloomberg — and comes across more resentful than constructive. From his 2013 inauguration ceremony — which turned into a roast of Bloomberg that featured a de Blasio guest likening New York City to a plantation under his tenure as Bloomberg sat stone-faced in the front row — de Blasio has made a point of going after his predecessor whenever he sees an opening.

Outside the boundaries of the city he ran for 12 years, Bloomberg has found extensive support among current and former mayors for his unconventional White House bid, which involves skipping the first four voting states and focusing on the delegate-rich Super Tuesday ones.

The endorsement comes five months after he ended his own brief bid for the presidential nomination, and later than many other prominent New Yorkers began stumping for candidates.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez announced her support for Sanders in a raucous rally in Queens in October, shortly after he had a heart attack. A host of city and state lawmakers office backed Elizabeth Warren throughout the year last year. Public Advocate Jumaane Williams endorsed Sanders last month, before any votes were cast.

One New York politician trailing de Blasio is Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who over the weekend backed off prior praise for Joe Biden in an interview with the Wall Street Journal that landed amid Biden’s poor showing in the early voting states.

De Blasio’s announcement will come one week before the Democratic primary's third voting contest in Nevada, and as Sanders has secured the lead spot in national polls.

It is the culmination of his tortured relationship with national politics.

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Top 10 most propped recently  6 days ago '06        #2
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Lol probably more for his own chances than Bernies
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 6 days ago '06        #3
Darell_ftb  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x3 OP
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feel the BERN.


Bernie or bust.


@ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @

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 6 days ago '18        #4
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 6 days ago '17        #5
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 6 days ago '19        #6
Pure Energy 
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 Darell_ftb said
feel the BERN.


Bernie or bust.


@ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @

DNC just gonna have to feel that bern
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 6 days ago '05        #7
bobbysteels18  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x3
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That's a bad look for Bernie deblasio fu*ked up NYC, but Bernie's policies will do the same thing to America.
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 6 days ago '19        #8
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i hope he dont have another stroke by november. finna derail his campaign

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 6 days ago '16        #9
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 6 days ago '15        #10
MemphisBleek 
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This is a big one and he’s going to campaign.

 6 days ago '12        #11
acefresh 
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It’s berns so good

 6 days ago '07        #12
Ham Rove 
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Bill looking out for his own future
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 6 days ago '18        #13
BernieDaGoat  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x7
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as a new yorker ive never met anyone who really fu*ks with de Blasio

But hey the more the merrier!

Bern or Bust!
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 6 days ago '17        #14
ddy807 
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