New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) endorsed Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.), who is facing a tough upcoming primary.
"He has seniority. He is very good with bringing things back to the state of New York," Cuomo told Capital Tonight. "His seniority is a major asset for this state."
Rangel has the backing of New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (I) and former Mayor Ed Koch (D) — but former President Clinton, a longtime Rangel backer, has stayed neutral because one of his former staffers is one of Rangel's opponents, and President Obama has stayed notably quiet on the race.
Rangel is facing a tough challenge in the newly redrawn Harlem-based district, which has become increasingly more Hispanic. His leading opponent is a Dominican-American state legislator. The vote is on Tuesday.