Melissa Mark-Viverito Joins Adriano Espaillat on the Campaign Trail

Melissa Mark-Viverito introduces Adriano Espaillat to constituents.
Melissa Mark-Viverito introducing Adriano Espaillat to constituents this morning.

Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito hit the campaign trail with congressional hopeful State Senator Adriano Espaillat this morning, putting her weight behind the man who hopes to dethrone the dean of New York’s Congressional delegation.

Mr. Espaillat yesterday launched his campaign to unseat Congressman Charles Rangel, who is running for his 23rd term representing his uptown district. Ms. Mark-Viverito endorsed Mr. Rangel in a contest between the two back in 2012, when he won narrowly, but this time has sided with Mr. Espaillat, suggesting that he could earn significant backing from the city’s new class of elected officials. Continue reading “Melissa Mark-Viverito Joins Adriano Espaillat on the Campaign Trail”