- The Washington Times - Wednesday, September 18, 2013

ACORN’s former leader Bertha Lewis played critical, behind-the-scenes roles in getting Bill de Blasio elected mayor and Kenneth Thompson for Brooklyn district attorney, the New York Post reported.

“We’re baacccck. The right wing will have to deal with it,” Ms. Lewis said at Mr. De Blasio’s his victory speech, according to the report.

Ms. Lewis, a co-founder of the Working Families Party, was an early backer and adviser to the Democrat.

“ACORN’s successor group, New York Communities for Change, endorsed de Blasio for mayor in early spring, and a Lewis protege, NYCC field director Harold Miller, helped run de Blasio’s field operation,” the New York Post said.

Mr. Lewis said she played an even larger role for Ken Thompson.

“We ran a hell of a campaign,” she said. “Early on, I gave advice and direction on the field operation and the entire campaign.”

Lewis is founder and president of The Black Institute, which she formed after ACORN shut down amid accusations of voter fraud, the report said.

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