Bill and Hillary Clinton endorse de Blasio for mayor

Former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton endorsed Public Advocate Bill de Blasio for mayor of New York City. Credit: Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images
Former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton endorsed Public Advocate Bill de Blasio for mayor of New York City.
Credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images

Public Advocate Bill de Blasio has two more powerful Democrats on his side: the Clintons.

Former President Bill Clinton and his wife, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, endorsed de Blasio’s bid for mayor Wednesday.

Spokesmen for the couple said in a joint statement that de Blasio has been a friend to both of the Clintons for many years.

“They were proud to see him run a thoughtful, creative campaign about the issues, and they are behind him as he moves on to the general election as the Democratic nominee,” spokesmen Matt McKenna and Nick Merrill said in a joint statement.

Also this week, de Blasio was endorsed by two of his former rivals, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and former City Comptroller Bill Thompson.

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