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De Blasio trumpets family in push for black support in South Carolina


Added 05-18-19 04:25:02pm EST - “Bill de Blasio has a message for South Carolina: We are family.On Day 2 of his longshot presidential campaign, the mayor spotlighting the deep ties between the Big Apple and African Americans in the early primary state ?" and trumpeted…” - Nydailynews.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Nydailynews.com: “De Blasio trumpets family in push for black support in South Carolina”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

On Day 2 of his longshot presidential campaign, the mayor spotlighting the deep ties between the Big Apple and African Americans in the early primary state — and trumpeted his own unconventional family and its everyday struggles.

"(It’s) just one families experience, but I think families all over South Carolina and families all over the country are dealing with a series of challenges and stresses like never before,” de Blasio told the South Carolina Black Democratic Caucus.

One black lawmaker didn’t shy away from the open secret that de Blasio’s wife, Chirlane McCray, and their mixed-race relationship might be one of his biggest selling points with black voters.

“No. 1, he’s married to a black woman, so that he can’t be all bad,” said Johnnie Cordero, who moved to South Carolina from Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn 26 years ago. “No. 2, he got in and took control of the city.”

De Blasio showed up to address the black lawmakers’ group at a library in the state capital of Columbia after a previously scheduled speech by Andrew Yang. The tech entrepreneur and dark horse candidate felt snubbed by the mayor’s last-minute addition to the schedule.

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