Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) announced her endorsement of Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY) in his primary face-off with Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), widely expected to be one of the most contentious races in the country.
“I’m proud to endorse @JerryNadler for re-election in #NY12,” Warren said in a tweet on Tuesday, praising Nadler as “a champion” who will defend “reproductive rights, fight back against Republican bullies in Washington, and protect our kids from gun violence.”
Nadler celebrated the endorsement, saying he was “thrilled” to have Warren’s support. “I’m thrilled to have the endorsement of @ewarren—a true champion for working families. From Roosevelt Island to Chelsea and everywhere in between, I’m committed to fighting for you in #NY12. So proud to have Senator Warren on my team,” he said.
Both Nadler and Maloney are members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus. But Nadler has previously criticized Maloney, characterizing himself as the only progressive in the race.
“As the only true principled progressive and the best candidate in the race for the new NY-12, I’m honored to have the support of the WFP,” Nadler tweeted after he was endorsed by the progressive New York Working Families Party.
After a third party redrew New York’s district maps, Nadler and Maloney were both lumped into the 12th Congressional District. The members have served alongside each other in Congress for roughly 30 years. Nadler’s old seat, the 10th Congressional District, which was anchored on Manhattan’s West Side, was shifted downward to capture lower Manhattan and Brooklyn’s Park Slope region.
Nadler and Maloney are longtime fixtures of New York City politics, with both having served in Congress since the early 1990s. Both also helm powerful congressional committees, with Nadler leading the House Judiciary Committee and Maloney serving as chairwoman of the House Oversight Committee.
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