In the New York Times today, Mr. Padernacht said:
“I’m basically going to put all my support behind Gustavo right now so we can join forces as Democrats and try to knock Espada out,” Mr. Padernacht said in an interview Sunday night.
“We didn’t want to take the risk of Espada getting back into office.”
Mr. Padernacht’s name will still appear on the ballot, but he said he would spend the next eight days campaigning for Mr. Rivera and asking his supporters to back Mr. Rivera.
Mr. Rivera called Mr. Padernacht’s support a major development in the campaign. “Adding his strength to our own means that we will be able to take out this guy,” he said."
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