The union endorsements keep coming as part of the special election for the 145th Assembly District, which is slated for March 20.
After South Council Member Michael P. Kearns, a Democrat running on the Republican line, announced two endorsements last week, his opponent has worked overtime to emphasize his own labor backing. Democrat Christopher J. Fahey, an aide to Rep. Brian Higgins, is now touting major union support from the New York State AFL-CIO.
"Chris has worked closely with our local affiliates on behalf of working men and women throughout Western New York, and as a result has gained their respect and support," said AFL-CIO President Mario Cilento. "Now, working families stand with Chris in his effort to serve in the State Legislature."
--Robert J. McCarthy