PBA’s Change of Heart


Andrew Cuomo completed the trinity of law enforcement labor endoresements this morning when the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association’s president Pat Lynch pinned the group’s broach on Mr. Cuomo’s lapel at PBA headquarters.

But Lynch and the PBA haven’t always been behind Cuomo. The PBA, like many Democratic unions, took a pass on Cuomo during his ill-fated campaign for governor. Lynch explained the change of heart by saying that the PBA looks at each candidate only for the job they are up for. “We base it on that,” said Lynch. “Not the past candidacies nor the future aspirations.”

That much, certainly, is true: In the 2001 mayoral election, the PBA endorsed… Mark Green.

— Jason Horowitz

PBA’s Change of Heart