Lots of Counties for Gillibrand, But Brooklyn Still Won’t Take Her Calls

ALBANY—Senator Kirsten Gillibrand’s campaign announced today she had been endorsed by the leaders of 52 of the 62 Democratic county leaders in New York. Among the holdouts: the chairmen of all five boroughs of New York City.
I found Assemblyman Vito Lopez, also chairman of the Brooklyn Democratic Party, on the floor of the chamber and asked him what he was waiting for.
“I initially supported Caroline Kennedy, and then when Caroline withdrew and the governor designated [Gillibrand], I was surprised because on issues like immigration, on guns, and several other issues are very different than my issues, and not only mine but some people in Brooklyn,” she said.