De Blasio: Exploring a mayoral candidate's past

Sep 25, 2013 918

I don't know if the name of Bill de Blasio, the odd-on favorite to be the next mayor of New York City, is much known outside the New York area yet. But if the Democratic nominee succeeds, he surely will be a national figure.

Yesterday and today, the papers carried two articles that delve into his background in interesting ways. The Times's Javier C. Hernandez details de Blasio's ardent support for the Sandinistas, his interest in liberation theology and his work for the Maryland-based Quixote Center.

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