The Pitch: Gioia, De Blasio, Green and Siegel

The first forum featuring the four Democratic candidates for public advocate ended last night at Fordham Law School with the candidates distinguishing themselves from one another, but subtly.
The candidates arrived one at a time and each spoke for about 25 minutes with the students. (My photos from the event are here. Fernanda Santos has a story on it here.)
City Councilman Eric Gioia of Queens spoke first and said he has “such a majestic view of the law” and considered the office “David’s sling shot.” Gioia spoke a lot about his background, stressing that he’s a public-school educated kid who worked at his parents’ flower shop and somehow ended up working in the White House.