Schneiderman Locks Down Manhattan

4503520328 22d24060a7 Schneiderman Locks Down ManhattanEric Schneiderman completed his sweep of Manhattan’s City Council delegation Thursday, securing the straggling endorsement of New York City Councilman Dan Garodnick in his quest to become Attorney General.

Gardonick, who represents the East Side of Manhattan and parts of midtown, credited Schneiderman for being a go-getter, do-gooder–the kind of progressive that, well, you just gotta support as the state’s chief law enforcer.

“I’ve seen Eric fighting for progressive causes for years, and I know that as Attorney General, he will be a smart, passionate and independent leader who will work tirelessly to improve the lives of every New Yorker,” Garodnick said in a statement released by Schneiderman’s campaign.

The Schneiderman campaign is clearly counting on a low-turnout primary similar to last year’s, and that the electorate will be disproportionately from Manhattan.

The Politicker caught up with Garodnick by phone Thursday afternoon to ask about the endorsement, which he made weeks after his colleagues in the City Council.

“I had a chance to talk to some of the other candidates, to take a look at the field and to do my homework. And having taken time to do that, I felt that Eric was the right choice.”