Carl Heastie, the Democratic leader in the Bronx and an influential member of the Assembly, who is also African-American, is moving closer to supporting Kirsten Gillibrand, according to a Heastie spokesman.
“Sh’s been a really good senator,” said Heastie spokesman Patrick Jenkins, “and attentive to the needs of the Bronx.”
“Carl thinks she’s done an outstanding job,” Jenkins said.
It should also be noted that Gillibrand has helped Heastie raise money.
Harold Ford Jr., Gillibrand’s likely opponent, has reportedly been reaching out to a number of African-American leaders.