A Brooklyn man launching a write-in campaign against Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance has his own guardian angel.
Curtis Sliwa, the Guardian Angels founder and radio host, is set to announce Wednesday his support of write-in district attorney candidate Marc Fliedner.
Sliwa, who is not acting in his capacity as the state Reform Party chairman, will make his personal endorsement at a public event for Fliedner on Wednesday, the candidate announced Tuesday.
In backing Fliedner, who plans to move to Manhattan with his family by Nov. 1, Sliwa cited his race for Brooklyn DA that offered “an alternative to the pick of the political bosses” and the fact he plans to move to Manhattan.
Sliwa will make his personal endorsement at a public event for Marc Fliedner (pictured) on Wednesday
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“Most importantly, he believes as I do that no DA should be taking money from lawyers whose clients are the subjects of potential criminal or civil probes,” Sliwa said. “Voters need a choice. Marc Fliedner is the only choice. I will hit the streets with Marc to teach Manhattan voters how to write in a candidate, which isn’t used often enough.”
Vance, who is running unopposed on the ballot, has come under fire recently for having taken contributions from defense lawyers whose clients — including President Trump’s kids and disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein — were targets of criminal probes that did not yield prosecutions.
Vance has insisted his decisions are not impacted by donations.
But he also announced in a piece he penned in Monday’s Daily News that he told his campaign to stop accepting donations while the Center for the Advancement of Public Integrity at Columbia Law School conducts a 90-day independent review on how his campaign handles donations.
Fliedner, who refused comment until his Wednesday announcement, lost in the primary for Brooklyn District Attorney against acting DA Eric Gonzalez. He can challenge Vance in November if he moves to Manhattan, which he says he plans to do by Nov. 1.
“He’ll also announce his platform of dignity and respect for all survivors of sexual assault and other violent offenses and his vision of top to bottom criminal justice reform,” his release announcing the Wednesday morning event said.
In addition, Peter Gleason, who lost to Vance four years ago, has said he is also mounting a write-in challenge to the embattled district attorney.