C.D.4: Rice backed by anti-gun violence groups – Democratic Congressional candidate Kathleen Rice received the endorsement of two anti-gun violence advocacy groups Wednesday — including Every Town for Gun Safety, a group launched by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.  Rice, who is running against Republican Bruce Blakeman for New York’s 4th Congressional District, was joined by the seat’s current holder Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-Mineola) at a news conference in Garden City where she touted the endorsements and called on Blakeman to state his position on gun-control measures.