Mayoral candidate Bo Dietl offered a seemingly impromptu endorsement of Republican comptroller candidate Michel Faulkner last night. Both candidates had just exited a candidate forum at St. John’s University, with Dietl headed off after speaking to a few reporters. As Faulkner stepped forward to speak with the press Dietl returned and made his statement.
Faulkner did not reciprocate with an endorsement of Dietl’s independent candidacy. After ending his mayoral campaign and switching to the comptroller’s race Faulkner initially endorsed Paul Massey. He has not formally endorsed Republican mayoral candidate Nicole Malliotakis, but he has expressed support for her. At a joint August 4th press conference Faulkner said that “we all hope and pray [that Malliotakis] will be our next mayor.”