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Democrats Must Keep Progressive Vision, Says Mayor

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio at Democratic election headquarters in New York on Nov. 4, 2014. De Blasio spoke at a forum in Washington, D.C., urging fellow Democrats to reject "safe" campaign themes. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio at Democratic election headquarters in New York on Nov. 4, 2014. De Blasio spoke at a forum in Washington, D.C., urging fellow Democrats to reject "safe" campaign themes. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

NEW YORK—Mayor Bill de Blasio on Wednesday urged his fellow Democrats to articulate a clear progressive message and reject the “safe” campaign themes that he...




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