New York Daily News: Shaun Donovan officially kicks off NYC mayor campaign

Shaun Donovan evoked former President Barack Obama but mostly ignored his other ex-boss, former Mayor Mike Bloomberg, as he officially kicked off his mayoral campaign on Tuesday.

He started his speech by comparing his time as Obama’s housing secretary in the aftermath of the 2008 financial crash with the crises facing the city today.

“Working with President Obama and now-President-elect-Biden … I saw firsthand that we can overcome challenges and blaze innovative new paths forward,” Donovan said, one of several times he named his popular former boss.

He suggested Obama’s center-left approach would be his model while addressing the defining challenges of the time: the coronavirus outbreak, the economic devastation it’s caused and demands to reform the police.

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