Gillibrand Nabs Sharpton, Meeks Endorsements

Posted June 5, 2009 at 10:54am

New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is continuing to pile up endorsements for her 2010 campaign, and the latest — from Rev. Al Sharpton and Rep. Gregory W. Meeks — show she is consolidating support in New York City circles, despite initial skepticism of her there.

Sharpton, the colorful civil rights leader who ran for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2004, said in a statement that he “was impressed that the day after being selected to replace Hillary Clinton in the Senate, [Gillibrand] came down to the House of Justice in Harlem to hear the real concerns of the voiceless.”

“I am proud to endorse her today because I believe she will be a strong, passionate advocate for children and families,” he said.