He’s Back! De Blasio Judges Meatball Contest In NYC Return

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September 21, 2019 - 3:39 pm
Mayor de Blasio

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NEW YORK (WCBS 880) -- A day after pulling the plug on his 2020 presidential campaign, Mayor de Blasio is out and about in the city.

Sure, he may not be the next leader of the free world, but this might be the next best thing—judging the meatball eating contest at the Feast of San Gennaro in Little Italy. 

“We’re gonna make meatball history here today,” de Blasio said at the eating contest Saturday.

De Blasio started his Saturday greeting volunteers at a citizenship event at John Jay College. Some of those volunteers were cautiously optimistic about the two years that are left in de Blasio’s term.

“You have to, I mean, engage as much as possible. People voted for you,” one volunteer said.

“I mean, he’s no longer running. It’s time to turn his attention 100 percent to the city,” said another volunteer.

The Democratic mayor spent most weekends over the past four months in places like Iowa, South Carolina and New Hampshire. But he failed to register more than one percent in the polls.

“It’s very good that he’s coming and engaging more to us because we really need that right now,” one man said at the Feast of San Gennaro.

Some in the city aren’t terribly excited about getting the mayor’s full attention back.

“He should’ve stayed in the city with us and took care of the guys in the neighborhood here,” another man said.  

When asked if de Blasio could win him over during next couple years, one man said: “No. Absolutely not. He’s made his bed and he’ll sleep in it. That’s it.”

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