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EXCLUSIVE: Bill de Blasio and son Dante talk to PIX11 about ad that changed the NYC mayoral race

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BROOKLYN (PIX11)  – On the corner of 7th Avenue and 9th Street in Park Slope Friday night stood one of the of the most recognizable faces of the New York City mayoral race.

It was impressive watching him hold babies and work the crowd considering he’s not even old enough to vote.

A few feet away one of the frontrunners in the Democratic primary for New York City Mayor, Bill de Blasio, stands and watches his son Dante de Blasio work the crowd.  The New York City Public Advocate would later describe the efforts of his 15-year-old son as “humbling.”

hanks to a calculated risk of inserting his son into one of the boldest and most memorable political ads the city has ever seen, Bill de Blasio has surged to the top of the polls and become a formidable force with less than a month to go in the Democratic primary.

On Friday night father and son decided to take PIX 11 News reporter Mario Diaz for a stroll around their neighborhood and talk exclusively about the ad as well as a bit more.