Thursday, May 15, 2014
CA-33: Bill de Blasio Backs Wendy Greuel
I don't think there's ever been a New York City mayor as anonymous as Bill de Blasio. Granted, he's only been in the job for a few months and he wasn't well known before he ran. I'm guessing that most Angelenos have no idea who he is. So an endorsement from a mayor thousands of miles away doesn't seem valuable. That said, maybe he's well known and respected among the progressive left, if not the country at large. Greuel has never been perceived as being a committed progressive, but it's neither are the other candidates in the race. And there are plenty of progressives in CA-33. So de Blasio may help her win this group. Or maybe it's just that he opens the doors to New York money.