Silver and the Firefighters’ Albany Guy

Bill Murphy at Newsday points out something I missed in today’s New York Post follow-up on the firemen who were helping Sheldon Silver during Tuesday’s primary.

The Post quotes a union source saying the firemen happened to be passing by the campaign office and lent a hand, and that nothing was coordinated.

But among the people who happened to be helping out that day, the Post notes, was James Salvin, the Uniformed Firefighters Association’s "vice president and legislative chairman."

"Put another way, he is the union’s liaison with politicians, and their in-house lobbyist in Albany," writes Murphy. Silver and the Firefighters’ Albany Guy