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Al Sharpton

Al Sharpton

  • Sharpton Distances from De Blasio, Says Reelection Support Not a Given

    Sharpton De Blasio

    De Blasio and Sharpton (photo: Ed Reed/Mayor's Office)


    Reverend Al Sharpton, the national civil rights leader, radio and television host, and founder and president of the National Action Network (NAN), is emphatically disinterested in the nitty-gritty of local politics and says that his support for New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is not unconditional.

    Gotham Gazette sought comment from Sharpton on his relationship with de Blasio, a first-term Democrat who is running for reelection this year, and how he gauges the mayor’s leadership and

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