This morning, Bill de Blasio’s campaign sent out an email blast offering New York City residents the chance to eat dinner with the mayoral candidate and the man who played 30 Rock‘s Jack Donaghy.
With a subject line that reads, “I’ll save you a seat,” actor Alec Baldwin–known as much for his angry outbursts as his acting–reaffirmed his support for Mr. de Blasio’s campaign. And taking a page from President Barack Obama’s presidential playbook, he announced that contributors who send $10, “or whatever you can afford,” would be entered into a lottery for two extra seats that are apparently vacant at Mr. Baldwin’s dining room table.
For what it’s worth, the email doesn’t waste a whole lot of time describing why Mr. de Blasio, the city’s public advocate, is the best choice to run City Hall, and consolidates the actor’s opinions into a single paragraph.
“New York needs a mayor who will stand up for every New Yorker: one who is willing to ask the wealthy to pay a little more so that every child has access to early education and after-school programs, one who knows that strong community-police relations are essential to public safety, and one who understands the inequality crisis facing our city and has the strength and compassion to bring us back together,” Mr. Baldwin said.
Previously, Mr. Baldwin had mostly focused on slamming one of Mr. de Blasio’s Democratic rivals, front-runner and Council Speaker Christine Quinn, whom he said had “blood on her hands” for overturning term limits and allowing Mayor Michael Bloomberg to win another four years in office.
Mr. Baldwin is not Mr. de Blasio’s first celebrity endorsements. The candidate has already landed the support of Sex and the City‘s Sarah Jessica Parker and Cynthia Nixon.