Former comptroller and mayoral candidate Bill Thompson is endorsing Eric Schneiderman today.
“I’ve seen Eric in action and have no doubt that he will continue his lifelong fight for criminal justice reform, for economic fairness and for progressive change as New York’s next people’s lawyer,” Thompson said in a statement. “Whether it’s taking on the insurance industry or ending the Rockefeller Drug laws, Eric has shown true leadership and demonstrated that he will be an Attorney General we can be proud of.”
Schneiderman has made a point of racking up institutional endorsements, but a few things to note about Thompson. He’s got Brooklyn roots, a borough where the county leadership has supported Schneiderman’s opponent, Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice. And he’s an enthusiastic supporter of Andrew Cuomo, who has not been particularly warm on Schneiderman’s candidacy thus far.
More from the endorsement announcement soon…