Quinn and de Blasio earn endorsements for campaigns

Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz (L) endorses Christine

Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz (L) endorses Christine Quinn. (Quinn for New York) (Credit: Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz (L) endorses Christine Quinn. (Quinn for New York))

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and Public Advocate Bill de Blasio picked up key endorsements for their mayoral campaigns Thursday.

Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz backed Quinn at a ceremony outside Borough Hall. De Blasio announced that Democracy for NYC, the New York wing of the nonprofit political advocacy group, Democracy for America, backed his run for mayor.

Markowitz said Quinn has demonstrated bipartisan support and a vision that will help improve the city.

"Throughout her career, she has shown she gets the job done," he said.

More than half of the members of Democracy for NYC, which endorses Democratic candidates in races across the city, voted for a de Blasio endorsement, according to his campaign. No members of the group voted for Quinn.

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