Dear Commons Community,
On Friday, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio endorsed Hillary Clinton for president.
“The candidate who I believe can fundamentally address income inequality effectively, the candidate who has the right vision and the right experience and the ability to get the job done, is Hillary Clinton,” he said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” “I’ve seen her vision and platform develop over five months. I’m extremely pleased with what she’s put on the table.”
De Blasio’s endorsement of Clinton, the former secretary of state, was long-awaited. Though he’s been openly supportive of her campaign, he had said that he wanted to hear more of her vision before officially signing on.
“Democrats all over the country are looking to her for leadership,” de Blasio said in June, according to the New York Times.
De Blasio managed Clinton’s campaign during her 2000 Senate bid, when she ran as a candidate from New York, and he was expected to endorse Clinton for president this year as a matter of course.