Margaret Chin, the Democratic nominee for City Council/District 1, endorsed two candidates who are battling to win the Democratic runoff election next Tuesday. In a midday rally at Chatham Square, she announced her support for Public Advocate candidate Bill de Blasio and Comptroller candidate John Liu, the first Chinese American elected to the City Council (representing Queens). The event was another indication of Chinatown's growing importance in New York City politics. Chin, 4'11", got off the line of the day, standing next to de Blasio, 6'5".
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