Let me simply say that I'd be proud to have 1199's endorsement.

Dennis Rivera has been a close friend . . . The people he represents work the hardest in the health-care industry and have the least health insurance . . . The only conversation we are having is about giving all workers in this city the right to decent health care.

We can do better than a mayor who cuts sweetheart deals with developers at a time of a crisis in affordable housing. . .better than a mayor who let 100,000 New Yorkers slip into poverty.