Diaz scores coveted ‘desperate housewives’ endorsement, releases first campaign video

 A national non-partisan organization helmed by actress Eva Longoria (left) endorsed mayoral candidate Nelson Diaz. (AP Photo; Kimberly Paynter/WHYY)

A national non-partisan organization helmed by actress Eva Longoria (left) endorsed mayoral candidate Nelson Diaz. (AP Photo; Kimberly Paynter/WHYY)

Mayoral candidate Nelson Diaz’s campaign announced Tuesday that he received an endorsement from the Latino Victory Fund (LVF), “a national non-partisan organization dedicated to electing progressive Latino candidates.”

So, how does the headline of this story apply to such a momentous occasion? Because Eva Longoria, an actress best known for her role on the TV show “Desperate Housewives” is involved in running the LVF.

While Longoria was not quoted in the release, LVF President Cristobal Alex was.

“Nelson’s record as a civil rights activist and a dutiful public servant with over four decades of experience speaks to his character and level of commitment to lifting all Philadelphians up,” he said. “Nelson became the first Puerto Rican to be accepted to the Pennsylvania bar in 1973, and has broken barriers ever since.

“We look forward to supporting his bid to become the first Latino mayor of the City of Brotherly Love.”

For his part, Diaz said he was “honored and humbled to receive this outpouring of support from the Latino community.”

The donation will come with “tangible” support and a “significant” donation to which campaign spokesman Barry Caro didn’t affix a specific dollar figure.

In addition to getting a bump in NinetyNine’s “Philadelphia Mayoral-Race Endorsement Tracker,” Diaz’s Tuesday also featured the launch of his “City of Opportunity” YouTube video, which you can see below.

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