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NYC Mayor to Skip Hillary Clinton Launch Event

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio will not attend Hillary Clinton’s campaign launch in his own city on Saturday, his press secretary told Politico on Wednesday.

De Blasio, a democrat, has yet to endorse the former Secretary of State, who is the frontrunner for the democratic nomination, despite having run her successful campaign for the Senate in 2000. Although she’s set to kick off her campaign on Roosevelt Island, and her headquarters is located in Brooklyn, de Blasio has said that he will not endorse a 2016 candidate until he hears the ways in which they plan to address wage issues.

“I’m waiting to hear a fuller vision from each on how we’ll actually tackle income inequality,” he told CBS earlier this month.


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