DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz released the following statement on the New York City Mayoral Primary:
“On behalf of Democrats across the country, I’d like to congratulate Public Advocate Bill de Blasio on securing the Democratic nomination for Mayor of New York City.
“With the primary behind us, Democrats are committed to lining up behind Bill and ensuring that he is elected the first Democratic Mayor in New York City in two decades. Bill understands that New York’s greatest strength – much like the Democratic Party – is its diversity. He ran an innovative, grassroots campaign grounded in the issues New Yorkers care about deeply- creating jobs for the middle class and those fighting to be in the middle class, expanding and improving affordable housing, public education and access to quality, affordable health care for all New Yorkers. As Mayor, Bill is committed to spending every waking moment fighting to build one New York, rising together – and after a few more weeks of hard work, that’s exactly what Bill will do."