Gioia Hires an Outspoken Obama Supporter

Eric Gioia—who has repeatedly invoked Barack Obama’s campaign themes—has picked up an outspoken Obama supporter from the Bronx, Haile Rivera.

Rivera, who dropped out of his own race for City Council to pursue a job with the administration, emailed supporters to say he was joining Gioia’s campaign to do Hispanic outreach.

Rivera wrote:

“As you know, I was a strong supporter of President Barack Obama and this was due in great part to his message of hope, change but primarily because of his belief that “change happens from the bottom up, when ordinary people get involved.” This is why I am very excited to inform you that as of today, I am joining Eric Gioia’s campaign for Public Advocate.”