Clintons to Boost Bill de Blasio’s Swearing-In Ceremony
By Colin Campbell 12/28 3:18pm
Bill de Blasio’s swearing-in event will feature two of the biggest names in Democratic politics: former President Bill Clinton and his wife, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
Mr. Clinton himself will officially swear in Mr. de Blasio next Wednesday afternoon, the mayor-elect’s transition team announced Saturday.
Ms. Clinton is widely viewed as a front-running presidential contender in 2016–although she hasn’t declared her intent to run–and every move she makes is watched closely by political observers.
During the election, Ms. Clinton held a prominent fund-raiser for Mr. de Blasio, who was the campaign manager for her U.S. Senate race in 2000. He also previously worked as a HUD official in Mr. Clinton’s administration.
In a statement today, Mr. de Blasio said he “couldn’t be more excited” to have the two at his event.
“I was honored to serve in President Clinton’s Administration and on Secretary Clinton’s campaign for U.S. Senate, and I am honored again that they will both join our celebration for all of New York City. Wednesday’s ceremony will be an event for every New Yorker from all five boroughs, and Chirlane and I couldn’t be more excited to have President Clinton and Secretary Clinton stand with us,” he said.
According to the announcement, Mr. de Blasio will be sworn in with a bible once owned by President Franklin Roosevelt.http://politicker.com/2013/12/clintons-to-boost-bill-de-blasios-swearing-in-ceremony/