Latimer nabs endorsement from Krueger’s PAC


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.”


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  1. westchester10 on

    Oh stop – both Cohen and Ball have/will be huge recipients of NYC real estate money and NYC special interests. The Senate Republicans main funding source is NYC.

  2. just the facts on

    first of all george latimer is certainly not a new voice…they guy has been in politics and served in office for years….so to suggest that he will have new ideas is ludicrous…as for bob cohen and
    the real estate thing who cares…that is not the number one issue on anyone’s list of things
    that have made new york state dysfunctional and both the democrats and the republicans take
    contributions from whomever they can pursuade…i would rather have real estate money supporting a candidate than labor money because in the latter case the deals made because
    of that support primarily by the democrats have made the state pension system unsustainable
    and are the cause of higher and higher property taxes

  3. Whatta joke Facts. Cohen has trotted out every GOPer for an endorsement and Latimer gets his first one, and HE is the political one? The GOP has been salivating for this seat. They will say anything and spend any amount to win. But the Cohen Coronation has become a real contest. Better worry first about Diane DiDonato Roth. She ain’t no RINO.

    Bob is pro choice? Diane is pro life. Let’s see how Crestwood Republicans go for that

  4. Let’s read carefully now before we respond with a jerk of the knee. The Senator made reference to three new candidates she had endorsed previous to this. Latimer is the fourth.

    “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.”

    That makes your point pointless.

  5. Wow! $10,000 … ! Now what does one calls it? I am lost of words on reading these “assumed successful successor Promises… And, I think I should just “borrow the Phrase of Honorable U.S.Supreme Court Justice Anthony Scalia… ‘This is really mind bogling!… ”

    And, really ( I had been writing about this for a long time! In short: Everywhere there is a Talk of America… But! in apparent reality It’s all full of contridictions; in all four corners of The Continental America!

    Well! …. It so shockingly scary! Sometimes, I wonder if “The Rule of Law” is not even spared! What will all this lead or is headed? What! I read is a complete path towards destructive foundations being laid out in broad daylight under The Nose of Our Federal Form of Government to ( for example ) may be suit the Owners. Of Citgo Gas Station? The Russian are meeting Chineese and The Chineese are Meeting The North Koreans and The North Koreans are Meeting The Iranians!…. No offence! While Our Congress is Headed by a Court-Marshalled and Later Honored Person who ” left to France on his Own”! And, we know the Humiliations That The Republic that was called by ” a Three Time President’ …. ” an arsenal of Democracy!” … As an American History Student I was wondering ” if lip service and reality” are unmatched in 2012 America and The Challenges that We As One Nation Under God are faced with where the ” disarmament of Our Defence is the norm of the day! ” under the PRETEXTS of ” Budget Deficit” and ” Wars”!

    What “Defense Budget and Wars” these Pundits ( with dual and multiple passports) analyze on National and Cable TV? Actually! if AN OBJECTIVE RESEARCH IS CONDUCTED ( the Fact-Find ) will tell that during last decade… The United States Armed Forces Budget Apportion Committee Request Were Not Granted! What happened is ( unlike the Founding Fathers Who Fought For Our Independence Actually Fought The Wars ) and Later asked to Serve in.Offices of Public Trust and Oath! But! We in First Time had in the History. Of The United States have found a Congress that had only a Couple of Men Who Actually had Served in a Combat! And, when Our Country was attacked ( almost as an invasion) a Decade Ago! We had People in elected Offices who had ( apparently no common ground with American Core Values or It’s History of Sacrifice and Honesty ….

    And, It is really “mind bogling” for Many Americans with ” Indivisible Loyalties” to The Soil to Comprehend; as ( what I call Majority by Birth Rate Era ) in America today….How can it be expected that ” many’ who disregard ” Our Constitutional Respects and Obedience’ can or are allowed to Determine The Destiny of Our Country and It’s Soverigenty?”…

    It’s really more Serious Matter than Anything on This Soil or ( let’s say ) ” the Aresnal of Democracy! ” as called after “winning the election” on ” a Campaign ” whose highlight was ” to Keep America Out of The Second World War!… ”

    How does “AN OBJECTIVE HISTORIAN ” will judge THE REAL FACTS”…that either are not spoken in ” The Great Divide” Speeches or Lectures Accross Our Country?

    Without learning Out of Our Past Mistakes And Repeatedly doing the Same When The Outcome of The Course of Action is Repeatedly The Same! Hence, what America became Today where a Plumber can Tell A US President that he has ” nothing in common” from a time where “the People on Foreign Soils were Sleeping in Front of Tanks; for the Values and Respects Of American Ideals! And what happened now?

    May God Bless America! We a One Nation We as One People can Still Be Who or What We Want To Become and Our Star Stripes Banner must be held high than the Peaks of Mountain from The Potomac River to Alaska! We must put Our Country First and Foremost and Not Denonce It During and After Making Billions of Dollars! …Like the Guy in Menlo Park, California did!

    HABIBHASAN- An American Storyteller