Mary J. Blige is the newest excessive profile celeb to again Ray McGuire for mayor of New York City.
In a brand new advert, the singer describes McGuire as your best option due to his “upbringing and being raised by a single parent mother. He understands the struggle of so many New Yorkers because I’m a woman with a single parent mother who’s seen it all. He understands,” she stated.
“He is the businessman with the business plan… He’s not about the look. He’s about the grind. He cares about black and brown people getting ahead and children, and women,” she provides.
A retired Citigroup govt, McGuire first introduced his run with a splashy advert narrated by his pal Spike Lee. Other of the candidate’s celeb backers embrace LL Cool J., Steve Martin, Nas, Donna Karan, Jay-Z, Naomi Campbell and Diddy.
Despite his movie star backing, McGuire continues to path in the polls, together with Shaun Donovan. A poll released this week had the duo in the back of the pack, with Eric Adams main the sector, and Maya Wiley making headway after assist from Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
Primary day is June 22, and 10 days of early voting begins on Saturday.
Blige’s assist comes on the heels of a powerful “women for Ray” push launched earlier this week.
His spouse, Crystal McCray McGuire, advised Page Six: “Ray has a large coalition of women across a broad range of groups who support him because of his years of being a private public servant, where he has always supported women owned businesses, gender pay equity and job creation for women from the arts to education to finance… Ray has integrity and is a real ally of women.”