Bill de Blasio Bets on 1199 as Mayoral Race Heats Up

Public Advocate Bill de Blasio speaking to 1199 retirees today.
Public Advocate Bill de Blasio speaking to 1199 retirees yesterday.

There were two big winners in this week’s long-awaited polls, and Bill de Blasio was not one of them.

But the public advocate, brushing off the numbers, has been working on shoring up support in his base. He spent yesterday afternoon pumping up the retires of 1199 SEIU, his largest union backer.

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