N.Y. controller endorses Mayor de Blasio for reelection

State Controller Thomas DiNapoli says he supports Mayor de Blasio’s reelection bid — despite being ineligible to vote for him because he lives outside city limits.

DiNapoli gave Hizzoner his blessing after the two made a joint appearance to unveil a DiNapoli report on the city’s growing tech sector. It comes after Gov. Cuomo declined to endorse the mayor, he said, because he can’t vote in the contest.

The mayor took off before taking questions, but DiNapoli stuck around — and was asked about making a rare appearance with de Blasio right before primary day.

“I have not been afraid to stand with the mayor,” DiNapoli said.

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The controller said the timing of the announcement had “nothing to do with the mayoral primary” and that de Blasio joined him at the controller’s invitation.

The pair rolled out the news at Maven Clinic, a mobile health care start-up with offices in Tribeca.

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