New York City – Mayoral candidates Bill de Blasio and Joe Lhota both made appearances today with the Rev. Al Sharpton, who recently celebrated his birthday.
In speaking after their appearances, de Blasio backpedaled on a claim of being a “fiscal conservative,” while Lhota called the government shutdown in Washington “lunacy.”
Sharpton turned 59 on Thursday, and both candidates made appearances Saturday morning at his National Action Network Headquarters, at 106 W. 145th St. in Harlem.
Democrat De Blasio received a standing ovation when he arrived with wife Chirlane McCray and spoke about Sharpton’s civil rights leadership, while Republican Lhota’s greeting was polite, but quiet, according to a New York Daily News report. Read more here.