The Queens County Democratic Organization endorsed Bill de Blasio for mayor yesterday. de Blasio has been steadily consolidating his former foes and their supporters as he shifts to the general election. The Queens County organization supported Christine Quinn in the primary, having long had a strong relationship with her. They put on a strong, enthusiastic rally for de Blasio, however, with a wide range of Queens Democrats joining Chairman Joe Crowley in front of Borough Hall.
de Blasio Press Q&A:
At a morning press conference focused on condemning Iran, de Blasio had declined to answer any questions from the press, promising to do so at the afternoon Queens rally, all while he led a pack of reporters on a three block walking chase. He fulfilled his morning promise at the Queens rally. Here is Bill de Blasio’s full Q & A with the press.
Update – Crowley/de Blasio Highlights:
Here are highlights from the remarks of Joe Crowley and Bill de Blasio.