The Rural Patriot

August 17, 2006

Andrew Cuomo Secures AFL-CIO Endorsement

Filed under: November 2006 Election — theruralpatriot @ 1:28 pm

From 8/16/06:

ALBANY — The AFL-CIO voted to back Andrew Cuomo for attorney general yesterday, an endorsement the candidate called the “single-most impactful” in the four-way Democratic primary. 

[AFL-CIO President Denis Hughes]  Hughes said he recently talked with Mark Green, Cuomo’s top Democratic rival, and Jeanine Pirro, the Republican candidate, but no one other than Cuomo even got nominated for the endorsement.

Across the country, unions backing democratic candidates this election season is starting to become very common.



  1. Being the political “groupie” that I am, I spend way too much time driving long distances and long hours to hear candidates speak. But there are occasions such as the Democratic Rural Conference in Ithaca that bring almost all the candidates to one place and side by side comparisons are especially easy.

    I have now seen all the attorney general candidates several times. I have read and researched and my decision has been unchanged for many months. The candidate who stands out in the crowd is Sean Maloney. He has vision where Cuomo has smuggness. Maloney has new ideas and passion where Cuomo seems to exude an air of entitlement. I’ve been following Maloney and his campaign and I will be casting my vote for him. NY and the US need new blood in the political arena.

    Comment by Terry — August 18, 2006 @ 8:40 pm | Reply

  2. From a local perspective, it’s interesting to note that the AFL-CIO also endorsed Eric Massa for US House, a suprise switch since they used to endorse Randy Kuhl.

    Comment by chillychumpy — August 19, 2006 @ 9:26 am | Reply

  3. Oops, guess you already covered the Massa endorsement.

    Comment by chillychumpy — August 19, 2006 @ 9:27 am | Reply

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