From the Daily News:
When public advocate candidate Bill de Blasio was kicked off the ballot Thursday for a typo in his petition filings, his rivals offered their sympathy.
But one of them - City Councilman Eric Gioia of Queens - jumped on the phone that night looking for endorsements from the Brooklyn councilman's supporters.
One union official who got a late-night call from the eager Gioia wasn't impressed.
"It was over-the-top inappropriate," he said.
De Blasio is fighting his ballot boot, caused by a mistake on the cover sheet of his petitions. Three other candidates - Democrats Mark Green and Norman Siegel and Republican Alex Zablocki - have said a technicality shouldn't knock de Blasio out.
Gioia agreed - but that didn't stop him or his staff from near-instantly trolling for support from de Blasio backers.
"I was stunned, frankly - it was so brazen," the union official said.