Ed Koch endorsed Melinda Katz for comptroller and Bill de Blasio for public advocate, from a hospital bed. Here’s the statement:
Though I am in the hospital, I am of sound mind and could, if I wanted, change my will. The operation was a success, and I hope to leave here soon.
I did however want to make my endorsements of Bill de Blasio for Public Advocate and Melinda Katz for City Comptroller as soon as possible.
I have known Bill for a long time. We worked closely together in the race to get Hillary Clinton elected Senator in 2000. I had a high regard for Bill de Blasio then, and an even higher regard for him now. I believe he is the candidate to make the Public Advocate office work effectively for all New Yorkers.
Melinda Katz has established herself as a person of integrity, intelligence and courage. I believe she is the best candidate in the field.