1199 SEIU Backs Republican Maltese

Republican State Senator Serf Maltese will be endorsed tomorrow by one of the state’s most powerful unions, 1199 SEIU, according to a campaign media advisory.

Democrats have considered Maltese’s district a place where they could pick up another State Senate seat, since Maltese won his re-election two years ago with only a handful of votes, and he was running against a relatively unknown candidate. This year, his Democratic opponent, City Councilman Joe Addabbo, is providing a more vigorous challenge. 

The union’s endorsement indicates that even when it looks like there’s an imminent Democratic takeover of the state legislature, some labor organizations are still backing Republicans.

The press conference will take place at 11 a.m. tomorrow, outside Maltese campaign headquarters (71-20 Myrtle Avenue). 1199 SEIU Backs Republican Maltese