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Sharpton Not Ready To Endorse Spitzer Because He’s Busy With ‘The Trayvon Martin Thing’

Rev. Al Sharpton doesn’t plan to endorse Eliot Spitzer for New York State Comptroller right now because he’s in the middle of dealing with “the Trayvon Martin thing.”

Speaking with the Daily News, Sharpton indicated that his priorities currently lie with speaking out against the acquittal of George Zimmerman, the state of Florida’s so-called “Stand Your Ground” laws, and urging the Department of Justice to take up a civil rights case against Zimmerman for the 2012 death of 17-year-old Martin.

The Daily News reports [emphasis added]:

Though Sharpton was tight-lipped about his personal life Monday, the normally press-loving rabble-rouser was happy to pontificate with reporters on the city’s political races.

Eliot Spitzer and Scott Stringer — Democratic rivals in the high-profile race for city controller — had both recently reached out to him, he said.

“I have not made an endorsement there. . . . Both of them have called me and I told both of them that I was in the middle of the Trayvon Martin thing,” he said.

[h/t Eddie Scarry / TheBlaze]

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