Sean Patrick Maloney, a leading Democratic contender to take on freshman GOP Rep. Nan Hayworth has been pulling in significant union endorsements in recent weeks. The latest announcements came today from the New York State United Teachers and the AFL-CIO, giving Mr. Maloney a nice boost as he seeks to defeat his Democratic opponents on June 26th.
Together, the two unions claim to represent over 3 million individuals in the state and join previous powerhouse unions like 32BJ SEIU and 1199 SEIU in supporting Mr. Maloney.
Earlier this morning, Democratic congressional candidate Rich Becker attacked a recent interview Republican Nan Hayworth gave to Politico where she said “she’s tried to find a balance between doing what’s right for the country and doing what’s right for folks back home.”
According to Mr. Becker’s campaign, this means she’s “having trouble ‘find[ing] a balance between’ what the ‘tea party Republicans [who've] embraced her’ want and ‘what’s right for folks back home,’” and a statement from Mr. Becker himself indicated his displeasure at the comments.