Campaign pushes forward with the support of national party leaders
THE BRONX, NY – Today, the Michael Blake for DNC campaign proudly announced the endorsement of U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY). As one of Blake’s home state Senators and a nationally recognized leader, Senator Gillibrand’s endorsement speaks to the rising visibility and strength of Blake’s commitment to building a stronger Democratic party. The announcement of Senator Gillibrand’s endorsement follows those of state party leaders and elected officials across the country.
“Michael Blake has the determination, experience and energy to help rebuild the Democratic Party.” said Senator Gillibrand. “I endorse New York Assembly Member Michael Blake because I know as DNC Vice Chair he will bring invigorating change in leadership to the Party because of his proven campaign experience and wins in state and local elections throughout the country. Assembly Member Blake is exactly the progressive voice we need to help us rebuild our movement, unite Democrats, and forcefully push back against President Trump and obstructionist Republicans.”
Following the endorsement, Michael Blake released the following statement:
“It is a true honor to have the support of Senator Kirsten Gillibrand as I run for DNC Vice Chair. The Senator’s leadership, on issues ranging from immigration reform to her relentless advocacy for our military families, has been an inspiration to all. As a New York State Assembly Member, it has been a privilege to partner with Senator Gillibrand on many key issues – as strong advocates for keeping illegal guns out of New York City, as representatives working tirelessly to bring economic opportunities to New Yorkers, and on the critical need to provide adequate funding to schools dealing with students with asthma. Now, as I campaign across the country with a new vision called #LeadershipForTomorrow, I am honored to have the endorsement of Senator Gillibrand who – within our state and party – has been a such a dynamic force for progress.”
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