In her quest to sew up the Democratic nomination without a primary, Kirsten Gillibrand keeps trotting out the endorsements. Today she announced the support of Representative Jerrold Nadler, who had wondered aloud about Ms. Gillibrand’s appointment back in January.
So while Jon Cooper continues to mull a last-gasp primary challenge to Ms. Gillibrand, the junior senator has quietly snagged 17 of the state’s 27 House members, and, of course, she has the considerable backing of New York’s towering senior senator, Charles Schumer.
Who isn’t on board? One-time challengers Carolyn McCarthy, Carolyn Maloney, and Steve Israel.
Mr. Cooper has tentatively scheduled a press conference for tomorrow to announce whether he’ll seek the nomination. And labor activist Jonathan Tasini, who challenged Hillary Clinton in 2006, is already raising money, with the help of Richard Dreyfuss.