Communications workers endorse Liu

By Alex Robinson

Former city Comptroller John Liu has continued to rack up endorsements in his campaign to unseat state Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside).

The Communications Workers of America Local 1180 endorsed Liu this week a few days after liberal blogging website the Daily Kos urged its members to donate money to the former comptroller’s campaign.

“For too long, New York has struggled to enact meaningful progressive policies. The Republican-controlled Senate has consistently stood in the way of real reforms like a higher wage, the DREAM Act, the Women’s Equality Agenda and public financing for fair elections,” Daily Kos Political Director David Nir said. “Tony Avella had his chance to make a real difference in the Senate, and he failed when he allowed the Republicans to seize control of the government. It’s time for a change.”

Avella, who joined the Independent Democratic Conference in February, has still not officially started campaigning for re-election.

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