NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Bill de Blasio has the blessing of the Clintons.
The Democratic candidate for mayor is being endorsed by Bill and Hillary Clinton.
“Bill de Blasio has been a friend to both President Clinton and Secretary Clinton 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,” said Matt McKenna and Nick Merrill, spokesmen for the Clintons.
On Monday, Bill Thompson conceded the Democratic primary race, setting up a de Blasio-Joe Lhota showdown for all the mayoral marbles in November.
Former mayoral candidate and City Council Speaker Christine Quinn endorsed de Blasio for mayor Tuesday.
“It is time for Democrats throughout our city to put aside their differences and fight together for the progressive values we all share” Quinn said.