[img_assist|nid=88|title=Robach.|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=200|height=290]1199 SEIU – a major union working to help elect Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama – is keeping its commitment to helping Republicans maintain control of the State Senate, announcing the endorsement of Joe Robach for re-election in Rochester.
“As we face a very serious fiscal crisis in the capital, we need effective leaders in Albany who will fight for working families and ensure they have well-paying jobs,” said 1199 SEIU President George Gresham in a public statement.
Union officials announced that they will send volunteers and direct mail into the district.
Robach is running against Democratic challenger Rick Dollinger. The union has also endorsed Republican State Senator Serphin Maltese in Queens, who is running neck-and-neck with his Democratic challenger, Joe Addabbo.