Jesse Jackson pays de Blasio a visit

Jesse Jackson. (AP Photo/ Joseph Kaczmarek)
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Jesse Jackson had a private meeting with Mayor Bill de Blasio on Thursday to discuss an upcoming conference on economic justice.

Capital spotted the former presidential candidate and longtime Democratic pundit exiting the mayor's wing of City Hall with two aides.

He told Capital he visited de Blasio to discuss the 17th annual Wall Street Project Economic Summit Conference, to be held Feb. 11-14. The theme of this year's conference is "50 Years After the Civil Rights Act: The Unfinished Agenda for Economic Justice."

Jackson, who has long been involved in the event, said the mayor told him he would attend.

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"Our focus is on the fair share of contracts, good and services for women and people of color," Jackson said as he walked out of the building.