It’s an endorsement bonanza in New York’s 6th Congressional District today.
The three main Democratic candidates in the race, Grace Meng, Elizabeth Crowley and Rory Lancman all rolled out endorsements earlier today, and this evening, the Republican candidate, Councilman Dan Halloran, announced one of his own in the form of the Fire Marshals Benevolent Association.
New York City’s lawyers are currently asking the U.S. Court of Appeals to reverse a lower court’s ruling against the FDNY’s hiring policies calling the judge in that case media-obsessed and biased. Assemblyman Keith Wright, who doubles as the Chair of the Manhattan Democratic Party, blasted the city’s move this afternoon and placed the blame squarely on Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
“In the epitome of contradiction, Mayor Bloomberg has accused Federal District Judge Nicholas Garaufis of bias after his ruling for federal oversight on the over four year old litigation concerning diversity in the New York City Fire Department. He even went so far as to ask for Judge Garaufis’ removal from the case,” Assemblyman Wright said in a statement.
A reader passes along this image of FDNY Commissioner Sal Cassano and a contemplative NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly, from the ABNY / Downtown Alliance breakfast this morning at 7 World Trade. The guest speaker was Joe Daniels, President & CEO of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum.