Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie Thursday threw his support behind long-time Harlem Assemblyman Keith Wright‘s run for Congress (center in photo).
“From my first day as a member of the Assembly, Keith has been someone I look up to as a leader,” Heastie said in a statement.
Wright is running in the June 28 Democratic primary to fill the seat of retiring veteran Rep. Charles Rangel. He will face state Sen. Adriano Espaillat, former Assemblyman Adam Clayton Powell IV, and ex-White House aide Clyde Williams.
Wright last year briefly sought the Assembly speakership Heastie (in almost Heisman pose above) ultimately won after Sheldon Silver resigned following his arrest on federal corruption charges.
Once a predominantly black district, Rangel’s district now runs from Harlem into the Bronx and is mostly Hispanic.
Photo credit: By Seitu Oronde.
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