De Blasio Says He’ll Be the ‘Token Non-Wealthy Person’ at Obama Fund-Raiser Tonight

Barack Obama and Bill de Blasio in Brooklyn earlier this year. (Photo: Mandel Ngan/Getty)
Barack Obama and Bill de Blasio in Brooklyn earlier this year. (Photo: Mandel Ngan/Getty)

Mayor Bill de Blasio, who is set to deliver remarks this evening in front of a well-heeled crowd of donors at a fund-raiser with President Barack Obama, joked today he’ll be the odd one out.

“They needed a token non-wealthy person, so I was there. They called me in,” said Mr. de Blasio, speaking to reporters this afternoon at an unrelated press conference at City Hall. Continue reading “De Blasio Says He’ll Be the ‘Token Non-Wealthy Person’ at Obama Fund-Raiser Tonight”

Hillary Clinton to Host Fund-Raiser for Bill de Blasio

Hillary Clinton at the Clinton Global Initiative  (Photo: MEHDI TAAMALLAH/AFP/Getty Images)
Hillary Clinton at the Clinton Global Initiative (Photo: Mehdi Taamallah/AFP/Getty Images)

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will host a fund-raiser for front-running mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio next month, his campaign announced this afternoon.

The former first lady and her husband, Bill Clinton, endorsed the Democrat last week in a joint statement.

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