DESPARDES — New York Mayor Bill de Blasio has endorsed Bernie Sanders for the Democratic nomination.
“I am standing with Bernie because he stands with working families, and always has,” de Blasio said in his endorsement announcement.
“New Yorkers know all too well the damage caused by Donald Trump’s xenophobia, bigotry and recklessness, and Bernie is the candidate to take him on and take him down”.
de Blasio, an unabashed liberal who was elected as mayor in 2013, will campaign for Sanders in Nevada this weekend.
His move puts him in a position to become a leading voice in opposition to Sanders’ newest rival, Mike Bloomberg, his predecessor in leading the nation’s largest city.
Bloomberg ‘is considering picking Hillary Clinton as his running mate in the 2020 Democratic race to help take on Trump’, Daily Mail reports.
According to Business Insider, Sanders after winning the New Hampshire primary, has been recognized as the Democratic Party’s presidential frontrunner.
A new USA TODAY/Ipsos poll released Friday suggests a lot of voters think Sanders is likable enough to win the White House.
In the survey, 40% of voters said they admired Sanders’ character, well above the 26% who said they admired Trump.
Sanders who is a Senator from Vermont and self-describes himself as a democratic socialist, is the longest-serving independent in congressional history, and a member of the Democratic caucus.