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Bill de Blasio Has Proved that Economic Justice Is a Winning Democratic Strategy

Original story at The Nation• 3 mentions • 2 weeks ago

The Nation 2 weeks ago

 
Few took Bill de Blasio seriously during the early days of his first campaign for mayor of New York in 2013. Early polls predicted that he would get no more than 11 percent of the Democratic primary vote against former City Comptroller William Thompson and City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, both of whom enjoyed wider name recognition. Yet de Blasio beat them handily, and went on to defeat Republican Joseph Lhota in the November 2013 election with 73 percent of the vote. It was a stunning victory after twenty years of mayoral leadership under Michael Bloomberg, a Democrat-turned Republican-turned Independent,
 
 
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