AFL-CIO Nods Go To Donovan, Maloney And Crowley

Source: State of Politics

The New York AFL-CIO on Tuesday endorsed two Democrats and a Republican in their re-election bids: Reps. Carolyn Maloney, Joseph Crowley and Dan Donovan.

“All three of these candidates have proven track records of fighting for issues important to the middle class,” said the union’s president, Mario Cilento. “We need them advocating on behalf of all New Yorkers to ensure working people have a strong voice in Washington. The labor movement is committed to working hard to get them reelected.”

The endorsement for Donovan comes as he is embroiled in an increasingly nasty re-election campaign in a Republican primary against former Rep. Michael Grimm. It also comes after it was reported over the weekend that Donovan help his domestic partner’s son out of a heroin-related arrest on Staten Island.

The AFL-CIO, meanwhile, also endorsed two Democrats running to fill vacant seats in the state Senate, Shelley Mayer and Luis Sepulveda, both current members of the state Assembly.