PHILADELPHIA (CBSNewYork) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is among a slew of elected officials, celebrities and others who are slated to speak at the Democratic National Convention as Hillary Clinton officially accepts her party’s nomination for president.
Cuomo outlined his speech at a convention breakfast Thursday morning.
He said he’ll focus on the kinds of progressive ideas espoused by his late father, Mario Cuomo, including the raising the minimum wage, enacting paid family leave and strict gun control measures.
“We literally are leading the country because we are the progressive capital of the nation once again,” he said.
The governor’s breakfast was themed “Building Bridges’ and his frequent political rival, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, was scheduled to speak.
But after sitting through several speakers, the mayor up and left, WCBS 880’s Marla Diamond reported. A spokesman said he was “late for a panel discussion.”
De Blasio addressed the convention Wednesday evening.
Other speakers Thursday include Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf and former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm as well as performers Carole King and Katy Perry.
Chelsea Clinton will later introduce her mother to the convention before Hillary Clinton addresses the delegates.