The person told The Associated Press on Monday the endorsement would likely come before a December presidential forum in Iowa organized by de Blasio. The person was not authorized to speak publicly about the matter before the announcement and spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity.READ MORE: Gov. Hochul: No Known Cases Of New COVID Variant 'Omicron' In New York
As WCBS 880’s Rich Lamb reported, de Blasio, a Democrat, managed Clinton’s 2000 Senate campaign, and worked at the Department of Housing and Urban Development under the former secretary of state’s husband, ex-President Bill Clinton.READ MORE: Depleted Islanders' Losing Streak Grows To 8 Games After Shutout Loss To Penguins
Former President Clinton even swore de Blasio into office at his City Hall inauguration last year.
But the mayor initially refused to endorse Hillary Clinton, saying he needed to hear more detailed policies, most notably about income inequality. That delay drew criticism from some Democrats.
“That’s what matters, the fate of this country, the fate of our people, and even when you have a deep friendship and appreciation for someone, you have to put the people first,” the mayor said in April.MORE NEWS: Booker, Suns Blast Knicks, Run Winning Streak To 15 Games
A spokesman for Clinton says the candidate’s and mayor’s staffs have held discussions about the endorsement.