New York City

Obama Endorses De Blasio for NYC Mayor

Not particularly surprising

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As President Obama heads to New York on Monday for the United Nations, it only makes sense he'd pick today to endorse the city's Democratic candidate for mayor.

In a statement, Obama saluted Bill de Blasio's campaign for "progressive change" and said he would make "a great mayor" for the nation's largest city.

Obama said, "Whether it's ensuring pre-kindergarten is available for every 4-year old, expanding after-school programs for every middle school student who wants and needs them, making affordable housing available for more New York families and preserving community hospitals, Bill's agenda for New York is marked by bold, courageous ideas that address the great challenges of our time."