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Adams launches BP campaign

3/8/2013, 12:16 p.m.

On Sunday, state Sen. Eric Adams formally launched his campaign for Brooklyn borough president on the steps of Borough Hall, surrounded by dozens of prominent and everyday Brooklynites, representing every corner of New York City's most populous borough.

More than 40 elected officials announced their support for Adams, including Borough President Marty Markowitz, former Borough President Howard Golden and Council Member Domenic Recchia.

Nearly 2,500 people have already contributed to Adams' campaign, bringing his fundraising total of mostly small-dollar donations to about $420,000 as of the last filing on Jan. 15. He was also recently endorsed by United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 1500, the New York City Corrections Officers' Association and the Assistant Deputy Wardens/Deputy Wardens Association.

"This is a pivotal moment for Brooklyn. We have to turn our popularity into prosperity, leave no one behind and make Brooklyn the best it can be," Adams told the crowd of supporters. "After three decades as a police officer, community organizer and elected representative in this beautiful borough, I have the experience to be Brooklyn's strongest advocate and the passion to be a champion for every Brooklynite who needs help, wants a better life and strives to make Brooklyn the best it can be. Together, we will realize the dream of what Brooklyn can be for all of us."