Surprise Endorsement at Downtown Club

In State Assembly Race, Surprise
Endorsement from a Downtown Club

State Assemblywoman Yuh-Line Niou, left, and opponent Grace Lee appeal for the endorsement of the Downtown Independent Democrats.
Photos: Carl Glassman/Tribeca Trib

Posted Feb. 03, 2020

At the Downtown Independent Democrats candidate endorsement forum late last month, Assemblywoman Yuh-Line Niou, who represents a large swath of Lower Manhattan and is running for a third term, ended her pitch for support by reciting a slew of endorsements from elected officials, unions and other Democratic clubs.

“I’m going to read off a whole bunch of names. I’m sorry,” she said, with mock apology and a big smile. “It’s going to be very long.”

But once the members tallied their vote, one major political club failed to make the Assemblywoman’s list: the Downtown Independent Democrats.

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