Bill de Blasio’s roadmap to Albany…or the White House?

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Tuesday, the New York Post reported that Bill de Blasio is laying the groundwork to run for President in 2016:

“Mayor de Blasio isn’t waiting for Hillary Clinton to drop out before he investigates whether to run for President. His people are contacting operatives around the country, including Texas, to ask if they would be willing to work on his campaign.”

-The New York Post, May 26, 2015

Today, Bill de Blasio will be in Albany to lobby the state legislature for his agenda. If that sounds strange, it’s because New Yorkers aren’t used to watching Bill de Blasio focus on New York City:

New York’s Mayor has spent an inordinate amount of time on national TV (including a refusal on “Meet the Press” to endorse Hillary Clinton) and on the road during his first year and a half in office, traveling as far as Washington, DC, California, Europe and Iowa (conspicuously at the same time as Hillary Clinton’s first Iowa campaign stop) to pursue his personal national ambitions, while ignoring his duties as Mayor.

The results speak for themselves. Shootings and murders are going up, public schools are failing, and “Vision Zero” has had no impact on pedestrian safety.

NYGOP spokesman David Laska said:

“New York is learning what happens when the Mayor prioritizes his personal national ambitions over running New York: crime is on the rise, public schools are still failing our children, and Bill de Blasio’s signature initiative, Vision Zero, isn’t working.”

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