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Schumer Endorses de Blasio for NYC Mayor

by Associated Press

flickr, Azi Paybarah

Gov. Cuomo and Former President Clinton Also Give Support

Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y, is endorsing Bill de Blasio for New York City mayor.

Schumer said he and de Blasio are both "pro-growth progressives" when he announced his support at a Brooklyn Borough Hall press conference on Friday.

His endorsement is the latest in the flood of major Democrats who sat out the primary but are now backing de Blasio, the public advocate, once he became the party's nominee.

Earlier this week, Gov. Andrew Cuomo, former President Bill Clinton and ex-Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton also announced their support.

By not endorsing in the primary, Schumer chose not to support another mayoral hopeful Anthony Weiner, his former aide.

De Blasio faces Republican nominee Joe Lhota and independents in the Nov. 5 general election.

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