‘Social Media Journalist’ Announces Campaign for Mayor

The scene from today's press conference (Photo: Jacob Kornbluh/nymayor.blogspot.com)

A scene from today’s press conference (Photo: Jacob Kornbluh /nymayor.blogspot.com)

Standing next to a pair of supporters on the steps of City Hall, Ceceilia Berkowitz, a self-described “Social Media Journalist,” announced her bid for Mayor of New York City today.

“Our campaign team color is royal blue–the color blue. And it sounds similar, especially to new immigrants like my boyfriend,” Ms. Berkowitz proclaimed, slowly reading off pieces of paper. “And the other type of blue-collar middle class. The other types of middle class like accountants, retail professionals. Also the rich people who earn their own living, who can’t afford to be taxed too much. And the poor people who need government assistance.”

Needless to say, Ms. Berkowitz, whom Politicker could not find on the city’s voter rolls a couple months ago when she first started tweeting about her candidacy, is a long-shot candidate. Nevertheless, Ms. Berkowitz insists her campaign is serious and vowed to raise “at least $500,000″ to compete in this year’s Democratic primary.

You can view the whole press conference below, courtesy of NYC Elects 2013: