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Comptroller DiNapoli endorses Weprin's congressional bid

  (Colby Hamilton / WNYC)

Another day, another endorsement. This time it's a statewide official backing Assemblyman David Weprin's campaign in the 9th Congressional District. Thomas DiNapoli is the latest Democratic elected official to come out in support of Weprin, following up on US Senator Charles Schumer's endorsement announcement yesterday.

“With our nation facing some of the greatest fiscal challenges in a generation, we need David Weprin’s financial and budgeting experience in Congress,” DiNapoli said in a statement. “I know David Weprin and I trust David Weprin. He is ready to make the tough decisions it will take to keep our fiscal house in order while protecting critical programs like Medicare.”

DiNapoli pointed to Weprin's time as head of the city council's powerful finance committee--something Weprin's opponent, Bob Turner, has used as a point of attacking. Turner's campaign has questioned Weprin's statements about the council's "slush fund" scandal, as well as his outside earnings while in the council.