The Bronx Democratic County Committee endorsed Bill de Blasio for mayor this evening. It was unsurprising, but continued a week of positive consolidation as de Blasio garners endorsements from primary rivals and their supporters. The Bronx County organization supported Bill Thompson in the primary, and they had no real option but endorsing de Blasio in the general election. While the County Committee’s electoral influence may be modest, it’s still a plus for de Blasio as his erstwhile rivals continue to fall in behind him, smiling and singing his praises as they present a unified front to the press and the public. In contrast, Joe Lhota has yet to receive an endorsement from either of his two primary rivals. (What Lhota really needs is not just their endorsement, but for John Catsimatidis to fund a material independent expenditure effort, but that’s for a later look.)
Here is the full video of de Blasio’s press conference following his meeting with the Bronx County Committee.