SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Syracuse's mayor has gotten another boost from a top political leader as she fights to hold on to the democratic nomination for a second term.
Stephanie Miner is facing a primary vote on September 10th, running against community activist Alfonso Davis and Common Councilor Pat Hogan.
U.S. Senator Charles Schumer, in Syracuse for a visit to the New York State Fair, gave his endorsement to the incumbent. Schumer says he has been impressed by the mayor's work in her first term. He says he normally tries to avoid getting entangled in local political battles.
"So, I usually don't endorse in primaries, but when someone is this good, and done this good a job, I feel an obligation. So, here I am," Schumer said.
Miner, in return, praised the work of Schumer on behalf of the city, calling him the hardest working man in government.