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De Blasio: I Won't Endorse Hillary Until She Shares Her 'Vision'

Sunday, 12 Apr 2015 04:04 PM


New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio was Hillary Clinton's campaign manager for her successful bid for the U.S. Senate in 2000, but he's holding off on an endorsement until she has presented her vision for the country.

Appearing Sunday on "Meet the Press," de Blasio said progressives such as himself want to see all Democrats running for office move from the center to embrace the farther left causes of "progressive taxation," increases in wages and benefits, and a willingness to tax the wealthy to fund investments in infrastructure and education.

"I think like a lot of people in this country I want to see a vision,” de Blasio told host Chuck Todd.

In 2014 Democrats did not offer a progressive economic vision, de Blasio said, and many Democratic voters stayed home.

Progressives are creating an "almost primary-like dynamic" by demanding "an actual vision on economic change" and will offer a "progressive contract with America" next month, he said.

Clinton announced her run for president in 2016 on Sunday.

De Blasio called Clinton, who served two terms as senator and four years as President Barack Obama's secretary of state "a tremendous public servant" and "one of the most qualified people ever to run for this office."

But that isn't enough, he said.

"We need to see the substance."

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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio was Hillary Clinton's campaign manager for her successful bid for the U.S. Senate in 2000, but he's holding off on an endorsement until she has presented her vision for the country.
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