Community Group Makes Its First-Ever Endorsement

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Community Voices Heard Power said it’s giving its “first-ever endorsement,” and it goes to Democratic congressional candidate Sean Patrick Maloney.

Maloney, a former aide to disgraced Gov. Eliot Spitzer, is challenging Rep. Nan Hayworth, R-Mount Kisco, in November for the Hudson Valley seat.

A Siena poll last month showed Hayworth with a 13 percentage-point lead, but the poll included a Working Families Party candidate who has since dropped out and garnered 10 percent in the poll. Maloney now has the line.

“We are proud to stand with Sean Patrick Maloney in this race for the 18th Congressional District,” said Agnes Rivera, a member of the CVH Power, in a statement. “Members of CVH Power have been energized by Mr. Maloney’s support for raising the minimum wage to a living wage, his emphasis on investing in infrastructure projects that could put members of our communities back to work, and his pledge to fight for an end to the Bush Tax cuts for ultra-rich Americans. These are just a few of the reasons why CVH Power will be out in force over the next five weeks fighting for Sean Patrick Maloney.”

The Newburgh-based group said that Hayworth has “not represented the low-income communities in Newburgh and Poughkeepsie, two cities where CVH Power organizes, since both of these cities were only recently included in the district as part of the redistricting process. These communities could play a decisive role in the outcome of this race.”

The group, which has been active in the 99 percent movement, said it will be active in campaigning for Maloney and in fundraising.

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