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Well That’s a Big One

De Blasio adds Obama endorsement.

Sept. 23, 2013, 7:32 a.m.

Pres­id­ent Obama en­dorsed Pub­lic Ad­voc­ate Bill de Bla­sio (D) in the New York City may­or­al race on Monday. Obama: “Pro­gress­ive change is the center­piece of Bill de Bla­sio’s vis­ion for New York City, and it’s why he will be a great may­or of Amer­ica’s largest city.”

De Bla­sio said he was “deeply honored” to have the pres­id­ent’s sup­port. (Politick­er.com)

SCHU­MER, TOO: Sen. Chuck Schu­mer (D) en­dorsed de Bla­sio on Fri­day, call­ing the Demo­crat­ic nom­in­ee “a quint­es­sen­tial New York­er.” De Bla­sio called Schu­mer the “ul­ti­mate Brook­lyn­ite.” (Cap­it­al New York)

THE MONEY CHASE: De Bla­sio and former MTA chair­man Joe Lhota (R) “raised nearly identic­al amounts of money after they won their parties’ nom­in­a­tions on Sept. 10, cam­paign fin­ance re­cords re­leased Fri­day night show. From Sept. 11, to the end of the fun­drais­ing peri­od on Sept. 16, Lhota reeled in $142,714 while de Bla­sio col­lec­ted $147,652, the re­cords re­veal. The peri­od ended with de Bla­sio hav­ing a bit more cash on hand — ap­prox­im­ately $704,000 in the bank, while Lhota had just un­der $500,000.” (New York Daily News)

STAY­ING IN THE CITY: The de Bla­sio cam­paign on Monday an­nounced that it has hired Demo­crat­ic strategist Lis Smith, who worked for former Gov. Eli­ot Spitzer (D) dur­ing his un­suc­cess­ful primary run for comp­troller. (Cap­it­al New York)

YOUNG LEFT­IST: A piece in Monday’s New York Times de­tails de Bla­sio’s time as a “young left­ist.” De Bla­sio “has spoken only oc­ca­sion­ally about his time as a fresh-faced ideal­ist who op­posed for­eign wars, mis­sile de­fense sys­tems and apartheid in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Ref­er­ences to his early act­iv­ism have been omit­ted from his cam­paign Web site. But a re­view of hun­dreds of pages of re­cords and more than two dozen in­ter­views sug­gest his time as a young act­iv­ist was more in­flu­en­tial in shap­ing his ideo­logy than pre­vi­ously known, and far more polit­ic­al than typ­ic­al hu­man­it­ari­an work.”
Kev­in Bren­nan

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