An Espaillat supporter who doesn’t sound like other Espaillat supporters

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Vince Morgan. (vince morgan via flickr)
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This morning, Adriano Espaillat's congressional campaign posted a video highlighting their endorsement from Vincent Morgan, a former aide to Charlie Rangel, the incumbent they're trying to oust. In the video, Morgan seems to make a slightly different pitch than the campaign generally has to this point, suggesting that voters are looking beyond "surface issues, like our race and socioeconomic standing."

If there's one major theme of Espaillat's congressional campaign, it's that his candidacy represents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to put a Dominican-American in Congress, an achievement that is overdue.

Also, try telling some other Espaillat supporters, like Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez (who is an outspoken ally of the Occupy Wall Street movement) that voters are looking past socioeconomic issues this year.

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