Miller Picks a Side

Gifford Miller and Carolyn Maloney will endorse Dan Garodnick later today, bringing to two the number of entrants in the 4th District primary to receive backing from mayoral candidates.
Jack Lester, the longtime Upper East Side land use lawyer, is supported by Virginia Fields.
Garodnick already has support from a bunch of local elected officials and Democratic clubs, and Lester has the Working Families Party.
It’s hard to tell which of these endorsements means anything, especially given the fact that these two candidates – and a third, Meryl Brodsky – are already pretty well-known commodities to East Side Democrats.
But it’s interesting that Miller is following Fields in dispensing with the conventional political wisdom that aspirants for higher office shouldn’t choose sides in potentially divisive primaries.
Then again, if you’re polling in the low teens, there’s probably something to be said for throwing caution to the wind.

Miller Picks a Side