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Michael Bloomberg says he voted for NY-12 prospect Suraj Patel in video

Former Mayor Michael Bloomberg defeated front-runner Suraj Patel in theNY-12 Democratic primaryover longtime lawmakers Carolyn Maloney and Jerrold Nadler. I said I voted. The post reveals. 

Andres Dia, a 29-year-old Patel campaign staffer, said Tuesday night that when Bloomberg walked in, he was on East 88th Street PS. He said he was standing outside.

"Thank you, Mr. Bloomberg!" Dyer followed Bloomberg when the former mayor appeared, according to a video shot by a volunteer showing Bloomberg's feet and shoes but not his face. chased.

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"By the way, George Rodriguez used to work for you. !” added Dier, referring to the former city hall employee.

Bloomberg responded by exclaiming, "Well, I voted for him!" According to campaign staff, it points to the Patel sign in Dyer's hand.

"Because of you!" added the former mayor. 

"Yes, you are wonderful," Dyer replies.

"At least you got one vote for him," Bloomberg added before walking away.

Bloomberg spokesman Howard Wolfson declined to confirm the vote or comment when contacted by the Post.

But the former mayor, Big He Apple billionaire, like current mayor Eric Adams,supported Democratic polls on a modest platform. known to be 

Patel, a lawyer and businessman who calls himself an "Obama Democrat,"helped Bloomberg and several to expand his charter his school. share similarities.

When contacted by The Post, Patel said he was thrilled to see the video. 

“We are fighting for the votes of every Democrat in our district. Our coalition is growing because we firmly believe that there is a need for 

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is the only campaign to represent it in a comprehensive plan of New York and America for the next decade.”

The newly drawn 12th arrondissement blends the West and East Sides of Manhattan. , forced Nadler and Maloney to vie for one seat.

Recent polls show Nadler leading both Maloney and Patel. The long-time congressman recently gained endorsement from Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and the editorial board of The New York Times.

His first day is August 23rd.