DENVER—Last night, Bronx Democratic County Chairman Jose Rivera ran into Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver at the Sheraton Hotel, and, for the benefit of my camera, endorsed Silver for re-election.
When I asked why he’s supporting Silver instead of one of the speaker’s two challengers, Rivera said, “Because I’ve known him for over 25 years and he has not changed.”
Change is pretty much the theme out here in Denver, and of Barack Obama’s campaign, of course, and even the driving force behind a number of challengers seeking office in Albany this year. When I pointed this out, Rivera threw his arm around Silver and said, “We’re doing great in the State of New York.”
Later, Rivera suggested the slogan for Silver’s re-election campaign be "Hi-Ho Silver, All the Way!"