The labor-backed Working Families Party is endorsing Democrat David Weprin for the NY-9 congressional seat vacated by Anthony Weiner, according to a source.
Weprin, an Assemblyman from Queens, already has the backing the Democratic Parties in Queens and Brooklyn, along with the Independence Party. Last time around, the WFP helped the Democratic candidate add 3,332 votes.
An official announcement is expected soon, I’m told.
Update: Statements after the jump.
After a unanimous decision of its Executive Committee, the Working Families Party has issued an endorsement of Asssemblyman David Weprin to fill the vacancy in New York’s 9th Congressional District representing parts of Brooklyn and Queens.
WFP Executive Director Dan Cantor:
“As the Washington Republicans threaten to default on our national debt and end Medicare as we know it for millions of seniors, the people of Brooklyn and Queens can count on David Weprin to stand up for working families. Throughout his time in the city council and the state assembly David Weprin has earned our respect and admiration as a public leader. He’s a real mensch. That’s why the Working Families Party supports David Weprin for Congress,” said Dan Cantor, Executive Director of the Working Families Party.
“I am proud to have earned the support of the Working Families Party in my candidacy for Congress. I am running for Congress because the people of Brooklyn and Queens deserve strong, effective representation that will stand up on behalf of middle-class families to ensure that we get our economy moving again and protect Medicare.”
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