Resma Saujani is out with an endorsement today from hip-hop impresario Russell Simmons, who the campaign touts is a “Queens native.”
“Reshma is exactly the type of person we need to send to Washington right now,” Simmons says in the release “It’s refreshing to have a politician who speaks her mind and advocates for what Read More
Former Mayor David Dinkins was in rare form at an endorsement press conference for state Senate candidate Adriano Espaillat, telling reporters:
I grew up in Harlem where we taught that New York City is a melting pot. Well I don’t agree with that. I have always said that we are a gorgeous mosaic. We have Read More
Kathleen Rice’s campaign is just out with a big endorsement–New York City comptroller John Liu.
Liu is not only one of the few major elected city officials to not endorse Eric Schneiderman, he is also one of the few elected officials who can really rally a community (in his case, Asian-Americans) behind him.
One item Read More
Gustavo Rivera, who is challenging the much-reviled Pedro Espada for his state senate seat in the Bronx, just scored a huge endorsement from El Diario, the city’s largest Spanish language daily.
From the editorial:
“The rising leader is an educator with years of experience in public service. He has worked for Read More
The Eric Schneiderman campaign for attorney general is out today with a new slew of endorsements from some prominent members of the city’s burgeoning Haitian population, including Councilman Mathieu Eugene, George Casimir of the Haitian-American National Alliance, and the Haitian-American chamber of commerce.
Says Eugene: “There is no one in the race for attorney general Read More
The first newspaper endorsement of the 2010 cycle (I think? Right?) is in, and it goes to…Eric Schneiderman, from the African-American newspaper the Amsterdam News. This should not come as a surprise. As we pointed out last month, in a news story about the AG’s race, the paper appeared to let some editorial bias Read More
Andrew J. Hawkins had a big scoop today that NYSUT, the New York State teacher’s union, would be sitting out any endorsements in the governor’s race and several Senate races.
But it is worth noting that NYSUT is not endorsing in the competitive attorney general primary as well.
According to a NYSUT official, Read More
State Senate candidate Lynn Nunes was just endorsed by city councilman Jimmy Van Bramer, according to a press release sent out by the campaign.
The move is unusual since Nunes is going against two-term incumbent Shirley Huntley, and elected officials have a tendency to rally around their fellow electeds in intra-party squabbles.
But Huntley was Read More
Eric 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 Read More
Eric Schneiderman is poised to announce that he has received the endorsement of national labor big-wig Dennis Rivera.
The news should not come as a major surprise. Rivera is head of the 1 million member SEIU Health Care union, whose powerful local affilliate, 1199, endorsed Schneiderman early on in the campaign.
That said, Read More