Comptroller Tom DiNapoli disappointed party faithful by failing to make an appearance at last night’s Democratic Party headquarters. Today he is out with a statement claiming victory.
I received a call from Harry Wilson this morning and he was very gracious in conceding this close and hard fought contest. Mr. Wilson ran a strong campaign and I wish him the very best.
Public service has been what my life has been about. To be the people’s choice for Comptroller is truly the greatest honor.
This victory shows it’s not about the polls, nor the pundits, nor the papers. It’s about the people.
We still have enormous challenges ahead of us and an immediate challenge in dealing with our current budget. I will continue to exercise leadership in resolving these problems.
I congratulate our new Governor, Andrew Cuomo, and Lieutenant Governor Bob Duffy as well as our new Attorney General, Eric Schneiderman, on their victories last night. Together, we will move our state forward.
I owe thanks to everyone who has believed in me and in my candidacy over these past few months: the Democratic Party, the Working Families Party and especially my brothers and sisters in the labor movement.
Today, I am back to work doing the people’s business.