It was shortly after this commercial featuring Bill de Blasio’s son, Dante, first aired that the current Public Advocate vaulted to the top of the polls in the race for New York’s next mayor.
Since, the other candidates have taken aim at the front-runner.
Seemingly firing round after round at de Blasio during the last mayoral debate.
But the most recent shot, fired by the man de Blasio hopes to replace, may go down as the shot heard round the city.
In an interview with New York Magazine, Mayor Mike Bloomberg called de Blasio’s campaign “class-warfare and racist” and says that de Blasio is “[...]using his family to gain support.”
Bloomberg’s comments only seemed to fuel de Blasio’s campaign at a “Get Out The Vote” event in Brooklyn where supporters mocked the current Mayor for his comments.
Even de Blasio’s opponents, previously on the offensive, defended the front-runner against the Mayor’s comments.
In response, Bill Thompson tweeted, “We are all proud of our families, and we should be.”
Even Christine Quinn, whom Bloomberg praised during the New York Magazine interview, reportedly called the comments “unfortunate” and said she “totally disagreed.”
As for de Blasio, rather than fire back at Bloomberg, he asked the Mayor to reconsider his comments and look to the future of the city.
“I hope the Mayor will reconsider what he said. I hope he’ll realize that it was inappropriate. And I think the people of this city are ready for us to move forward together,” de Blasio said.