Bill de Blasio endorses Bernie Sanders for President

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks at the ?U.S. Conference of Mayors Winter Meeting Wednesday Jan. 22 2020 in Washington

Mayor Bill de Blasio of NY, whose transient presidential marketing campaign failed to get off the bottom final 12 months, will endorse Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont for the Democratic nomination, in accordance to individuals aware of the plans.

He's expected to travel with the self-described "Democratic socialist" and party outsider in Nevada both Sunday and Monday, appearing at events ahead of the February 22 caucuses, sources said.

"Mayor Bill de Blasio knows that the only way we can defeat Donald Trump is by uniting people from all backgrounds around an agenda that speaks to the needs of working families", Sanders said in a statement to CNN.

De Blasio chose to go all-in on Sanders only days after Sanders established himself as the Democrats 2020 frontrunner with a nail-biting victory in New Hampshire primary.

The Sanders campaign did not comment on the report. However, he said in 2019 that Sanders would have beaten current President Donald Trump had he won the nomination.

Though de Blasio ran for mayor - and, later, president - on an unapologetically progressive platform, he has generally not endorsed progressive insurgents. Nor did he endorse Tiffany Cabán in the Queens district attorney's race past year, as Sanders and Sen. Bill de Blasio, once a 2020 Democratic contender himself, plans to endorse Sen.

The New York City mayors club could not be more splintered.

De Blasio dropped out of the 2020 racelast September, after running for about four months. But his predecessor as mayor, Michael Bloomberg, has reached double digits in recent national polls with a veritable tsunami of spending from his personal fortune.



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