Marty Markowitz Endorses Yvette Clarke for Reelection

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After Crain’s Insider reported Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz was eyeing a run against Congresswoman Yvette Clarke, sources close to Mr. Markowitz walked back the campaign to City & State, saying although he had “strongly considered” the run, he was not moving forward with his campaign.

This afternoon, Mr. Markowitz’s office released a statement saying the Borough President was furthermore endorsing Ms. Clarke for reelection.

“I am flattered by all of the encouragement I have received to take my ‘Brooklyn attitude’ to Washington and make sure everyone in our nation’s capital knows that Brooklyn is ‘in the House,’” he said, characteristically dropping in Brooklyn-themed phrases. “However, my dream job has always been Brooklyn Borough President and I intend to make my final 21 months in office the most productive ever.”

“Congresswoman Yvette Clarke has represented Brooklyn and her constituents well, and I wholeheartedly support her bid for re-election,” he added.

Mr. Markowitz pulling the plug on his campaign leaves attorney Sylvia Kinard as the sole candidate currently challenging Ms. Clarke in the June 26th Democratic primary.

Marty Markowitz Endorses Yvette Clarke for Reelection