Who are prominent New Yorkers endorsing for president?

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders appear at a 'Bernie's Back' rally in Queens on Oct. 19.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders appear at a 'Bernie's Back' rally in Queens on Oct. 19.
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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders appear at a 'Bernie's Back' rally in Queens on Oct. 19.

Who are prominent New Yorkers endorsing for president?

Elizabeth Warren is pulling away from the pack, at least in New York.
October 21, 2019

An endorsement from Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez could not have come at a better time for U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders as he seeks to regain momentum in the 2020 Democratic Party presidential primary.

Thousands of people gathered at an Oct. 19 rally in Long Island City to see Ocasio-Cortez announce her support for Sanders, who has stagnated in recent polling after suffering a heart attack in early October. Other prominent Democratic elected officials who announced that they were feeling the Bern included state Senate Deputy Majority Leader Michael Gianaris and state Sens. Jessica Ramos and Luis Sepúlveda. Their collective message – along with other Democratic elected officials who appeared at the rally – was clear: Sanders has no intention of giving up on his bid for the Democratic nomination.

While Sanders made up some ground on Oct. 19, he still remains behind Warren in terms of the number of endorsements he has received from New York elected officials in one of the bluest states in the nation. There are still several months to go until the first votes are cast, however, and the race remains wide open.

As the candidates lay out their agendas and begin to show their fundraising and polling prowess, City & State will continue to keep an eye on endorsements. Check our endorsement tracker regularly to find which candidates are getting support from elected officials, unions, organizations and others.

Democrats

Michael Bennet

 

Joseph Biden

 

Cory Booker

 

Steve Bullock
Public figures: Homer Mayor Hal McCabe

 

Pete Buttigieg
Public figures: New Rochelle Mayor Noam Bramson, election lawyer Jerry Goldfeder

 

Julian Castro

 

John Delaney

 

Tulsi Gabbard

 

Kamala Harris
Public figures: State Sens. Brian Benjamin and Kevin Parker

 

Amy Klobuchar

Wayne Messam

 

Beto O’Rourke

 

Tim Ryan

 

Bernie Sanders

 

Joe Sestak

 

Elizabeth Warren
Public figures: New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer; state Sens. Alessandra Biaggi, Liz Krueger and Gustavo Rivera; Assembly members Yuh-Line Niou, Linda Rosenthal, Harvey Epstein, Jo Anne Simo and Catalina Cruz; New York City Council members Costa ConstantinidesBen KallosBrad LanderAntonio Reynoso and Jimmy Van Bramerformer New York City Public Advocate Mark Green, former New York City Councilman Ken Fisher

Organizations: Working Families Party

 

Marianne Williamson

 

Andrew Yang

 

Republicans

Mark Sanford

 

Donald Trump

 

Joe Walsh

 

William F. Weld

 

With reporting by Maggie Garred, Jon Lentz, Rebecca C. Lewis and Zach Williams

Correction: Former City Councilwoman Ronnie Eldridge has not endorsed Pete Buttigieg; City & State was provided incorrect information.

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