Powerful union SEIU 1199 is throwing its voting weight behind Councilwoman Carlina Rivera in the crowded Democratic primary to represent the newly drawn 10th congressional district between lower Manhattan and brownstone Brooklyn, The Post has learned.
“It’s a huge win for Carlina Rivera. On the other hand, it must be disappointing for the other candidates in the race – any of them would have killed to support a union like 1199,” said political adviser Evan Stavisky.
Rivera, who did not respond to requests for comment Tuesday, is scheduled to officially announce the 1199 confirmation at a virtual event on Wednesday.
The powerful health care union could help the three-year councilor raise funds and mobilize foot soldiers to get the vote for the Aug. 23 primary.
Former Mayor Bill de Blasio, Rep. Mondaire Jones (D-White Plains) – who currently represents an out-of-town district – Rep. Yuh-Line Niou, former US House impeachment attorney Daniel Goldman and others will also be on the ballot stand.
De Blasio notably relied on 1199’s support during his 2013 mayoral campaign when the then-public advocate struggled to mobilize support against front-runner Christine Quinn, who eventually lost the primary to de Blasio.
Niou recently garnered support from the left-wing Working Families Party.
https://nypost.com/2022/07/05/seiu-1199-backs-carlina-rivera-in-crowded-dem-primary-ny-10/ SEIU 1199 supports Carlina Rivera in the crowded Dem Primary NY-10