Ex-Biaggi staffer, political strategist Christian Amato enters state Senate race 

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Hoping to win the office he once helped Alessandra Biaggi campaign for, Christian Amato is the latest entry into a growing field for the Bronx’s open state Senate seat.

Amato, 34, announced his candidacy this week, ending weeks of speculation that he would join the Democratic primary for the 36th Senate District.

A native of the Pelham Parkway section, the dyed-in-the-wool Progressive has spent several years working behind the scenes in politics, first helping to launch Biaggi’s Senate campaign in 2018 when she toppled entrenched politico, state Sen. Jeff Klein, then joining her legislative team as its deputy chief of staff and district director. Biaggi is now running for Congress.

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