The highly effective SEIU 1199 union is throwing its electoral weight behind Metropolis Councilwoman Carlina Rivera within the crowded Democratic major to characterize the newly drawn tenth Congressional District straddling decrease Manhattan and brownstone Brooklyn, The Submit has realized.
“It’s an enormous get for Carlina Rivera. Alternatively, it needs to be disappointing for the opposite candidates within the race — any of whom would’ve killed for the endorsement of a union like 1199,” mentioned political marketing consultant Evan Stavisky.
Rivera, who didn’t return requests for remark Tuesday, is scheduled to formally announce the 1199 endorsement at a digital occasion Wednesday.
The highly effective well being care union might assist the three-term Council member fundraise and mobilize foot troopers to prove the vote for the Aug. 23 major.
Former Mayor Invoice de Blasio, Rep. Mondaire Jones (D-White Plains) — who at the moment reps a district exterior the town — Assemblywoman Yuh-Line Niou, former US Home impeachment lawyer Daniel Goldman and others can even be on the poll.
De Blasio notably leaned on assist from 1199 throughout his 2013 marketing campaign for mayor when the then-public advocate was struggling to mobilize assist in opposition to frontrunner Christine Quinn, who ultimately misplaced the first to de Blasio.
Niou not too long ago obtained the endorsement of the lefty Working Households Get together.