Endorsing Your Colleague

Serving in Albany in a year when most people want to change Albany, if not “throw the bums out” may not be an ideal position for candidates running for statewide office. But it does offer one obvious benefit: getting endorsements from colleagues who can vouch for a candidate’s record.

In the attorney general’s race, there are two candidates currently serving in the state legislature: State Senator Eric Schneiderman and Assemblyman Richard Brodsky.

Schneiderman touted State Senator Liz Kreuger among his most prominent female supporters.

At a recent fund-raiser, Kreuger said, “Some people say it’s a struggle – how come you decided to support Eric Schneiderman as Attorney General when there are women potentially in the race as well – and you do have to make a hard evaluation when you are a woman who fights for women to win elective office to decide to pick a man for that seat. But it wasn’t a hard decision for me. It didn’t take any time at all because I know who Eric is.”

Assemblyman Richard Brodsky announced today he was endorsed “from colleagues in Suffolk and Nassau Counties.”

The endorsements were from Marc S. Alessi, Steve Englebright, Ginny Fields, Robert K. Sweeny, and Fred W. Thiele Jr. and Earlene Hooper.

“I appreciate the support of my colleagues on Long Island,” Brodsky said in a public statement.