This morning, former borough president Herman Badillo released an official statement (to coincide with a press conference) endorsing the likely winner of Tuesday's special election, Assemblyman Ruben Diaz Jr.
"I have supported Ruben Diaz, Jr. since he first arrived in the State Assembly, and I am proud to endorse him now for Bronx Borough President. I know Ruben has the kind of character and work ethic we can count on to make the Bronx a better place for us and our children," Badillo said.
"I am pleased and grateful for the ongoing and steadfast support of former Congressman and Bronx Borough President Herman Badillo," Diaz. "Congressman Badillo has paved the way for so many of us and has dedicated his life to serving the people of this borough and the City of New York."