De Blasio and Liu Both Claim ‘Most Progressive’ Crown

Bill de Blasio and John Lue. (Photo: Rob Kim/Getty Images)
Bill de Blasio and John Lue. (Photo: Rob Kim/Getty Images)

There can only be one “most progressive and consistently progressive candidate” in the mayor’s race, and two candidates–Public Advocate Bill de Blasio and Comptroller John Liu–are in dispute over which one holds the honor.

“I think I present the most consistent progressive platform and I think it’s what people in this city want and need right now,” Mr. de Blasio said Monday morning during an interview on The Brian Lehrer Show when he was asked about his claim.

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De Blasio Presents Agenda for Those Without ‘Caviar Pizza’ and Edible Gold

Public Advocate and mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio. (Photo: The New School)
Public Advocate and mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio. (Photo: The New School)

As he seeks to consolidate his position as the outer-borough fighter in the wake of Anthony Weiner’s jump into the mayor’s race, Public Advocate Bill de Blasio outlined an economic agenda Thursday morning that would dramatically shift the city’s priorities. He described it as a bid to prevent the complete disappearance of New York’s middle class.

Speaking at the New School, Mr. de Blasio argued that, while the super-rich are living it up like never before, the ranks of those struggling to make ends meet continues to swell.

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