In yet another reversal from two years ago, the New York State AFL-CIO announced Tuesday, August 21 its endorsement of Democrat James Gaughran in his run against incumbent Republican Carl Marcellino in the Fifth State Senate District.
Two years ago, Mr. Marcellino held off Mr. Gaughran in a close race. In the 2016 campaign, the AFL-CIO endorsed Senator Marcellino. At its convention this week, however, the AFL-CIO voted to endorse Mr. Gaughran.
The New York State AFL-CIO is a federation of 3,000 affiliated public sector, private sector, and building trades unions throughout the state, representing 2.5 million members, retirees and their families.
“This is a huge boost to my campaign. Two years ago they endorsed my opponent and this is...| read more ››