Mayor de Blasio Stumps for Hillary Clinton in Iowa - NBC New York

Mayor de Blasio Stumps for Hillary Clinton in Iowa



    New York Mayor Bill de Blasio Speaks to NBC in Iowa

    New York Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks to NBC in Iowa ahead of Monday's caucus. (Published Monday, Feb. 1, 2016)

    Mayor de Blasio returned to grassroots politics in Iowa this weekend, knocking on doors and chatting with voters to campaign for his former boss, Hillary Clinton.

    “I’m here for Hillary Clinton,” de Blasio, who served as Clinton's campaign manager during her succesfull bid for a New York Senate seat in 2000, told NBC in an interview this weekend in Iowa. “I’ve known Hillary for 15 or 20 years and I think she is going to be an incredible president.”

    Mayor de Blasio said Clinton’s policies on issues like income inequality will resonate with Democratic voters in Iowa and across the U.S.

    “They’re concerned about kitchen table issues. They recognize that there’s so much power and wealth concentrated in the hands of the few in this country, and they want to see that changed. And Hillary Clinton, I believe, is the one who can make that change and make it fast,” de Blasio said.

    Clinton holds a three point lead over Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders just ahead of the Iowa caucus slated for Monday night, according to a recent Des Moines Register/Bloomberg Politics poll.  

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