It’s an endorsement bonanza in New York’s 6th Congressional District today.
The three main Democratic candidates in the race, Grace Meng, Elizabeth Crowley and Rory Lancman all rolled out endorsements earlier today, and this evening, the Republican candidate, Councilman Dan Halloran, announced one of his own in the form of the Fire Marshals Benevolent Association.
“Dan has worked tirelessly for his constituents as their City Council Member,” Bill Kregler, the union’s president, said in a statement trumpeting the endorsement. “We need Dan’s commitment to working class families in combating a runaway dysfunctional Washington administration. Dan will steer this Titanic administration from disaster and put our country back on the right course.”
The Uniformed Firefighters Association, the union that represents active City Fire Marshals, is backing Ms. Crowley in the 6th district race. Mr. Halloran’s press release noted he has two brothers who are serving as firefighters in New York and claims he “led the effort to save Engine 306 last year after the City threatened to close it in budgeting,” a fact he further emphasized by announcing today’s endorsement in front of Engine 306 in Bayside, Queens.
The statement concluded on a somber tone, reading, “The Council Member comes from a family of service and sacrifice. He lost a cousin, FDNY Lt. Vincent Halloran, in the Twin Towers on September 11, 2001.”