The campaign of Desiree Pilgrim-Hunter just fired off a press release responding to the news that AG Andrew Cuomo has charged her primary opponent, Senate Majority Leader Pedro Espada Jr., and 19 others with ties to his Bronx nonprofit, Soundview. 

Hunter’s campaign spokesman Eric Koch said:

“The Attorney General’s complaint details a shameful story of an elected official taking resources from the community he represents – instead of bring resources to the community.  The Northwest Bronx deserves better than Pedro Espada. ”

“As State Senator, Desiree Pilgrim-Hunter will continue what she has done her entire life:  put the community first. That’s the kind of fresh start we need.”

As we reported earlier, Hunter is hoping to raise $600k in her bid to unseat Espada in 33rd Senate District. We are also hearing that Espada is expected to hold a press conference later this afternoon to respond to the charges.