Dan Padernacht, candidate for State Senate of the 33rd Senatorial District released the following statement on not seeking the Democratic nomination for State Senate and backing Gustavo Rivera.
"I want to thank Bronx Borough President Rubén Diaz, Jr. Comptroller John Liu, NYS Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz, 1199 SEIU and 32 BJ for their great show of support fo me today.
"After careful exmination of this race— I made the tough decision to step out of one of the most important races in this state. The Democrats in our district have an opportunity to unseat Pedro Espada and effect change in Albany. Today, I am uniting with Gustavo Rivera to offer Democrats a clear choice. We need a more unified democratic front against business as usual."
video by Rafael Martínez Alequín for YFP