Sunday, June 26, 2016

Longtime Harlem Elected Official to Endorse Espaillat for Congress

   A long time Harlem elected official will announce his support for State Senator Adriano Espaillat’s campaign for Congress before the launch of Espaillat’s GOTV Caravan. Espaillat will be joined by other elected officials, endorsers, union members, community leaders and supporters from across the District to caravan from 135th St. and Broadway to the Bronx.

That is how it was billed, and one might have thought that the long time Harlem elected official to announce his support for Espaillat was Charlie Rangel. This however is just who that long time Harlem leader was.

Senator Bill Perkins announced his support for Senator Adriano Espaillat in the race for Congress in New York’s 13th District. Perkins’ endorsement marks a significant development in the race and his support now means each state senator whose district overlaps with New York-13 has endorsed Senator Espaillat’s campaign. Senator Perkins, who hails from East Harlem represents Harlem, parts of Washington Heights and the Upper West Side.

  In his endorsement announcement, Perkins praised Espaillat, as someone tenants can always trust no matter the political price.

  State Senator Bill Perkins was the first candidate to drop out of the 13th Congressional race, and has joined others in the State Senate to endorse candidate Espaillat. 
  Current Congressman Charlie Rangel has endorsed Assemblyman Keith Wright for the 13th Congressional seat in the primary election to be held on Tuesday June 28th.

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