Bloomberg: Top Democratic candidate for NYC mayor running ‘racist’ campaign

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Outgoing New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is saying the leading Democratic candidate to replace him is running a “racist” campaign.

His comments were directed at public advocate Bill de Blasio, a come-from-behind candidate now leading in most polls ahead of Tuesday’s Democratic primary.

De Blasio is white, but he has been polling well among blacks since he began airing television ads featuring his interracial family. His wife is black and the couple has a son and a daughter.

De Blasio has said Bloomberg has not been doing enough for the poor, saying New York has become “two cities,” one for the rich and one for everyone else. And Bloomberg has been a supporter of early Democratic front-runner and City Council Speaker Christine Quinn.

Bloomberg made his comment during an interview with New York magazine.

The interviewer calls de Blasio’s bid “in some ways … a class-warfare campaign.” Bloomberg interjects, “class-warfare and racist,” according to the magazine.

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