Assemblyman George Latimer, D-Rye, today picked up an endorsement from Sen. Liz Krueger’s political action conference, the fourth nod made by the Manhattan Democrat’s group.
Latimer is running for the state Senate seat in the lower Hudson Valley being vacated by retiring Sen. Suzi Oppenheimer. He’s running against a pair of Republicans who, assuming they get on the ballot, will face off in a primary: New Rochelle businessman Bob Cohen and North Castle Councilwoman Diane DiDonato-Roth.
The endorsement from the No Bad Apples PAC is likely to come with a healthy campaign donation; Justin Wagner, running against Sen. Greg Ball, a Putnam County Republican, was promised $10,000 when he was endorsed earlier this month.
Latimer is the fourth to pick up the No Bad Apples PAC endorsement.
“The first three No Bad Apples PAC-endorsed candidates are all making their first runs for the State Legislature, and we need their new ideas and new voices to build the movement for real reform,” Krueger said in a statement. “But to truly change Albany, we’re also going to need experienced leaders with the determination and the know-how to make the dream of reform a reality. George is that leader.”