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NYC Mayor visits Iowa to talk about income inequality

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is calling income disparity a "profound challenge facing our country."
  
De Blasio appeared Thursday at Drake University in Iowa the invitation of former U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin. He spoke before about 50 people. Among his proposals to address income inequality were raising the minimum wage and offering paid sick leave to all workers.
  
De Blasio is seeking to be a voice for the liberal wing of the Democratic Party, alongside U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, of Massachusetts. His efforts to raise his national profile include making a play for the 2016 Democratic National Convention and hosting a meeting of liberals at the mayor's residence, Gracie Mansion, this month.
  
The first-term mayor took heat this week for not immediately endorsing Hillary Rodham Clinton for president.

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