Ms. Willie, one of the most left-leaning candidates in the race, said she heard from Mr. Jeffries Friday night, adding that, along with Mrs. Clark and Mrs. Velasquez, they were “leaders whom their constituents trust, respect them, as they move the votes.”
She added, “For Hakim Jeffries to stand with me and tell me, ‘This is my candidate,'” has a great influence in a very important part of this city to win for anyone who wants to be mayor of New York City.
In the June primaries, New Yorkers will be able to rank up to five mayoral candidates, and Mr. Jeffries indicated that he might reveal other classifications of his options for the mayor position, but said he has yet to come to a decision on how to proceed.
On Sunday, Michael Fashion, a spokesman for the Ministry of Defense Billionaire philanthropist And the Liberal gigantic George Soros indicated that Mr. Soros would give $ 500,000 to a pro-Wiley initiative, citing Mr. Jeffrey’s endorsement. The money will go to an external spending campaign for Local 1199, the International Federation of Service Personnel, the main association that supports Ms. Wiley.
“In light of her leadership performance in the debate and the endorsement of Congressman Jeffries, we decided to join 1199 to make sure Maya’s message to New York City was not overwhelmed by the PAC super-men supporting this campaign,” said Mr. Fashionon. .
Ms. Wiley once worked for the Mr. Soros Charitable Foundation.
Gabby C., the independent spending effort treasurer and political director of the federation, said the political arm of 1199 would also invest $ 500,000 in hopes of raising more.
In the interview, Mr. Jeffries drew a detailed map of what he saw as Mrs. Wiley’s road to victory, although surely, with a crowded field of candidates, there is a lot of competition for every major political constituency in New York.