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Brad Hoylman scoops endorsement from Rep. Jerry Nadler in Manhattan borough president race

New York State Sen. Brad Hoylman Tuesday won the endorsement of Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) in the heated race for Manhattan borough president.

Nadler said Hoylman, a progressive from Chelsea, earned the nod with his years of work in Albany on issues like housing, abortion rights and LGBTQ rights

“Brad Hoylman has been the driving force behind some of the most consequential state legislation in a generation,” Nadler said in a statement. “And I know he’ll do more — for our schools, for affordable housing, and to lead Manhattan’s recovery — as our next borough president.”

Hoylman praised Nadler as the “liberal lion” of the New York congressional delegation and boasted that his endorsement amounts to the “holy grail of Manhattan politics.”

The Manhattan beep’s office is up for grabs because incumbent Borough President Gale Brewer is barred by term limits from seeking another term and is instead running for a city council seat.

Hoylman is vying with Councilmember Mark Levine, who represents upper Manhattan; Lindsey Boylan, a former aide to Gov. Cuomo who accused him of sexually harassing her; and upper East Side Councilmember Ben Kallos.

The Democrats will duke it out in a primary election on June 22, which like other races will be decided using ranked-choice voting. The winner is expected to face only token Republican opposition in the November general election in deep blue Manhattan.

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Source (Ny Daily news)

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