NYS AFL-CIO Endorses Reelection of Congresswoman Kathy Hochul

ALBANY, NY (06/07/2012)(readMedia)-- Today, the NYS AFL-CIO, which represents 2.5 million union members, their families, and retirees, announced that it has endorsed Congresswoman Kathy Hochul in her reelection campaign.

NYS AFL-CIO President Mario Cilento said, "I am pleased to announce the NYS AFL-CIO's endorsement of Kathy Hochul. Congresswoman Hochul shares the values of working men and women throughout Western New York. She understands that the strength of our state and our country depends on a vibrant middle class. In just a short time in office, Congresswoman Hochul has shown that she is willing to take on tough fights on behalf of the working families she proudly represents."

"I am humbled to have the endorsement of an organization that represents so many hard working men and women around our great State," said Congresswoman Hochul. "This election is going to be about protecting our middle-class and our seniors, and I know that we are going to win that battle. It's a privilege to fight everyday for the people of my district, and I look forward to continuing that work."

"This is an important race for the future of Western New York and the workers that call it home. By endorsing early, the NYS AFL-CIO will get a jump start in coordinating a comprehensive grassroots campaign to get our members to the polls and send Kathy Hochul back to Congress," added Cilento.

The NYS AFL-CIO represents approximately 80,000 working men and women in the 27th Congressional District.