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New Yorkers Would Rather Have De Blasio As Mayor Than President

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Bill de Blasio

River to River's "Home State View" series helps us understand how the presidential candidates are viewed as leaders in the states they call home. Host Ben Kieffer interviews journalists who have spent years covering the candidates. We get the little-known details about each hopeful's history. Click the "play" button to listen.

Kieffer talks with Brigid Bergin, City Hall and politics reporter for WNYC in New York City, about Democratic presidential candidate and Mayor of New York Bill de Blasio.  Bergin gives insight to de Blasio's time in office, his dedication to progressive policies, and his confrontational style of leadership.  Bergin also talks about how even de Blasio supporters in New York would rather have him continue as mayor than as president.