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Beastie Boy Ad-Rock Endorses Daniel Squadron for Public Advocate

By Seth Maxon | July 31, 2013 1:48pm
 Beastie Boy Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz (center) on MCA Day in 2012.
Beastie Boy Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz (center) on MCA Day in 2012.
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Michelle Lawlor

NEW YORK CITY — No sleep till... Centre Street?

Beastie Boy Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz is putting his full support behind Daniel Squadron in his bid to be the city's next Public Advocate. The artist will be the special guest speaker at an official event Monday night for the current state senator, according to an email sent to Squadron’s supporters.

Squadron, who is serving his third term representing Downtown Brooklyn and Lower Manhattan, has already gotten other endorsements, including from his former employer, Sen. Chuck Schumer.

Ad-Rock has gotten political off the stage in the past, including in his advocacy for Tibetan independance and for Ralph Nader's 2000 presidential campaign.

The Monday night campaign event for Squadron will take place on Aug. 5 at Bowery Station, with tickets are selling from $50 to $500.