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    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio was asked at an event in Brooklyn Wednesday whether he supported Rahm Emanuel in his reelection bid for mayor of Chicago. He declined the opportunity. (Published Wednesday, March 4, 2015)

    New York City's progressive mayor Bill de Blasio said this week that he wouldn't endorse his counterpart in Chicago. 

    De Blasio was asked at an event in Brooklyn Wednesday whether he supported Rahm Emanuel in his reelection bid for mayor of Chicago, according to the Observer

    He declined the opportunity. 

    “I have worked closely with Mayor Emanuel. I think he’s done some important work in areas like early childhood education and raising the minimum wage, so I respect him a lot,” de Blasio told the Observer. “But the bottom line is, that is for the people of Chicago to decide.”

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