Fernando Ferrer announced today he will endorse Joe Addabbo in the Democratic State Senate primary in Queens.
Addabbo, a term-limited City Councilman, is facing Albert Baldeo, who almost beat Republican incumbent Serf Maltese in 2006.
Democrats are paying a lot of attention to this race because it could affect the balance of power in Albany, where Senate Republicans are hanging onto a slim two-seat majority.
When Michael Bloomberg made a flurry of legislative endorsements last week, he didn’t mention Maltese’s district, even though Bloomberg’s aides openly floated the idea of Addabbo running against Maltese back in 2006.
Ferrer’s endorsement, which is officially taking place at the steps of City Hall tomorrow, isn’t his first foray into State Senate politics. In 2006, he endorsed challenger Hiram Monserrate in the primary against incumbent John Sabini.