A slew of progressive pols will hold a fundraiser next week for Rebecca Lynch, a top candidate to replace Mark Weprin in the City Council.
Bronx State Senator Gustavo Rivera, Queens Assemblywoman Nily Rozic and four council members–Corey Johnson of Manhattan, Ritchie Torres of the Bronx, Brad Lander of Brooklyn and Jimmy Van Bramer of Queens–are set to fundraise for Ms. Lynch at the swanky Plaza Hotel, according to a Facebook invitation. The August 12 fundraiser is asking for donations between $75 and $300. Renee Cafaro, a Democratic consultant, is also co-hosting the event.
“Rebecca is thrilled to have the support of a longtime progressive activist who has held fundraisers for leading candidates throughout the country like Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Comptroller Scott Stringer, Assemblywoman Nily Rozic and others,” said Sally Frank, Ms. Lynch’s campaign manager, referring to Ms. Cafaro.
The four council members are part of the Progressive Caucus, a bloc of 19 liberal council members that has a great deal of clout in the body. The liberals endorsed Ms. Lynch, a former City Hall staffer and Democratic district leader, last Friday.