Sen. Liz Krueger today became one of the more prominent Senate Democrats to wade into the wild New York City mayoral primary, throwing her support behind Public Advocate Bill de Blasio.

Krueger, the top Democrat on the Senate Finance Committee, praised de Blasio’s platform of income inequality in the city.

“Bill de Blasio has both the record and the vision required to lead New York City and reverse the growing inequality of the Bloomberg years,” she said in a statement provided by the de Blasio campaign. “He has fought again and again for affordable housing — creating the Worst Landlords Watch List and embracing a bold proposal to create and preserve 200,000 units of affordable housing,” said Senator Krueger. “He also has a plan to invest in the next generation of New Yorkers through universal pre-K and afterschool programs and by fighting to reform the overuse of stop and frisk that is tearing apart police and community relations.”

It’s not a wholly surprising endorsement, in part because Krueger and de Blasio often line up on issues like housing, health care and education spending.

“I am proud to stand with her to stop our slide toward a Tale of Two Cities,” de Blasio said.