Sen. Eric Schneiderman has added to the endorsement list and staffing roster for his AG campaign, announcing the support of a fellow Manhattan Democratic lawmaker and the hiring of a political consultant.

Councilwoman Rosie Mendez has backed Schneiderman’s statewide effort, calling him a “progressive champion” and a “real reformer with a record of getting things done.”

“From LGBT rights to public transportation to criminal justice reform, Eric Schneiderman has always stood up for our values and delivered – that is why I am supporting him for attorney general,” Mendez added in a statement released by the senator’s campaign.

Mendez is the second Manhattan councilwoman to announce her support of Schneiderman this week. (The first was Inez Dickens). Council Speaker Christine Quinn was on hand with the senator officially kicked off his AG campaign last weekend on the steps of City Hall.

This is all part of Schneiderman’s NYC-focused primary strategy. He’s clearly angling for the support of his home county Democratic organization, which also just so happens to control the largest share of the weighted vote at the state convention. (10.03 percent).

Schneiderman also announced he has hired consultant Patrick Jenkins, who got his start in the city comptroller’s office before moving on to work for Rep. Greg Meeks. His other campaigns include: Ferrer for Mayor, McCall/Mehiel 2002, John Kerry for president in 2004 (field in Ohio and South Carolina). From 2005 to 2007, Patrick served as deputy campaign manager for Eliot Spitzer’s gubernatorial campaign.

After his stint with Spitzer, Jenkins joined Suri Kasirer’s lobbying shop. He recently departed to launch his own consulting operation. He also works as an advisor to Bronx Democratic Chairman Carl Heastie and LG hopeful Christopher St. Lawrence.