Nadler says Lander is best above rest
The Prospect Park Picnic House was the place to be on a drippy Sunday afternoon, where scores of public officials, campaign volunteers, and supporters from Borough Park to Park Slope witnessed the installation of Councilmember Brad Lander (D-39th District).
A few of his political rivals showed up too, including former candidates Josh Skaller, Bob Zuckerman and Joseph Nardiello whom Lander defeated but nevertheless were present at the celebrations.
Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-Brooklyn, Manhattan) mentioned those opponents, explaining why he chose to endorse Lander when he normally sits on the sidelines in local elections in his district.
“There were many great candidates in the 39th District, but Brad Lander was the best candidate running in the 39th District,” said Nadler, which Zuckerman and Skaller greeted with frowns.
In his remarks, Lander gave his rivals a shout out, thanking them for their grace and class in coming together to improve the district and their smiles returned.