Assembly members Jose Rivera (center) and Carmen Arroyo (right). Photo courtesy of Franck Laboy.
Bronx Assembly members Jose Rivera and Carmen Arroyo endorsed State Senator Pedro Espada, Jr. for reelection outside the Bronx County Courthouse yesterday morning.
In a press release sent out afterwards, Espada's press director Franck Laboy said, "Assembly Lady Arroyo extolled the virtue of Espada's experience." Rivera, meanwhile, advised voters to disregard what they may have read or heard about Espada in the news. "Espada has guts," said Rivera, according to Laboy.
State Senator Ruben Diaz, Sr. has also endorsed Espada, but most Bronx elected officials are either backing Espada's opponent Gustavo Rivera or staying neutral.