ACORN Boosts De Blasio’s Ground Operation

In non-plane-crash news, public advocate candidate Bill de Blasio was endorsed today by ACORN, the campaign announced.

“Bill has been at the forefront of our fights to increase affordable housing, combat rental discrimination, and ensure the provision of quality child care,” said the chairman of ACORN’s political action committee, Val Holder-Luke.

“While there are many good candidates in this race, including John Liu, Norman Siegel and Eric Gioia, APAC knows that Bill de Blasio can always be counted on to take on the tough fights and stand up for all New Yorkers in need. We are proud to support him for Public Advocate.”

ACORN’s endorsement is perhaps most significant for the organization’s ability to deploy bodies on primary day.

Rolling it out this week may also help him get a bit of positive attention as fund-raising numbers for city candidates start coming out. (He is not expected to file as much as some of his rivals.)

Liu, Siegel and Gioia are all declared candidates for the office, and two others are considering entering also: former public advocate Mark Green, and City Councilwoman Jessica Lappin, who would be the only woman in the race.