New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito Charts Course Away From De Blasio

Speaker of the New York City Council Melissa Mark-Viverito speaks at a press conference regarding the ongoing concerns of Ebola and the city's efforts to contain the virus on October 28, 2014 in New York City.

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New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito won her job last year after Mayor Bill de Blasio pressured members to back her. She had endorsed the long-shot candidate early when he ran the year before, and he returned the favor.

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