President Obama Endorses New York Mayoral Candidate Bill de Blasio

The 2013 election season is warming up quickly. Since Democratic mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio won the New York primary election, he’s received one of the most valuable endorsements: that of the President of the United States. Barack Obama released a statement giving his nod of approval to the mayor hopeful: “Progressive change is the centerpiece of Bill de Blasio’s vision for New York City, and it’s why he will be a great mayor of America’s largest city. Whether it’s ensuring pre-kindergarten is available for every four-year old, expanding after-school programs for every middle school student who wants and needs them, making affordable housing available for more New York families and preserving community hospitals, Bill’s agenda for New York is marked by bold, courageous ideas that address the great challenges of our time.” De Blasio took to Twitter to tell supporters how honored he felt to have the President’s support.

This comes as the icing on the cake, as just last week de Blasio also received endorsements from President Bill Clinton and Secretary Hillary Clinton. Photo Credit: