The Brooklyn Democratic organization voted unanimously to endorse Bill Thompson for mayor, ignoring a request from prospective candidate Anthony Weiner to delay the vote by two weeks, according to Democratic district leader who attended the event.
The organization also voted to endorse an all-Brooklyn slate for citywide offices, going with Bill de Blasio for public advocate and David Yassky for comptroller.
According to this attendee, de Blasio got 36 votes, and another candidate, Mark Green of Manhattan, got 5 votes. For comptroller, Yassky got 29 votes, John Liu of Queens got 7, and Melinda Katz, also of Queens, got 1 vote.
The Democtatic county leader, Vito Lopez, had said earlier that he wanted to back the local candidates running citywide.
Last week, the Bronx Democratic County Organization endorsed Thompson, Katz and de Blasio.
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