A small band of supporters by his side, Public Advocate Bill de Blasio took his mayoral campaign to the heart Bed-Stuy yesterday, hoping to woo minority voters.
“Tax the rich more!” shouted a volunteer outside the Utica Avenue subway stop, making his pitch to the commuters tumbling in and out of the gritty station. “Save the hospitals! Bill de Blasio for mayor!”
Six other de Blasio volunteers joined the city’s public advocate for his meet-and-greet on what might be considered by some to be mayoral rival Bill Thompson’s home turf. Mr. Thompson is not only the sole black candidate in the race, but was raised in the neighborhood, where he has deep political roots. Mr. de Blasio nevertheless insisted that he’d be scooping up plenty of support in the area. Read More