NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y) has endorsed Bill de Blasio for New York City mayor.
Schumer said he and de Blasio are both “pro-growth progressives” when he announced his support at a Brooklyn Borough Hall press conference on Friday.
“New York needs big, bold ideas to meet the challenges before us, and a laser focus on making sure the economic pie is shared more equitably with all New Yorkers,” Schumer said in a statement. “Bill de Blasio is the leader to achieve these goals, and I will do all I can to help make these objectives become reality.”
As WCBS 880’s Rich Lamb reported, de Blasio, a strident critic of stop-and-frisk and of Police Commissioner Ray Kelly, has moved his rhetoric toward the center.