The endorsement battle for the sixth Congressional district in Queens is in full swing. Three candidates, Grace Meng, Rory Lancman, and Liz Crowley are traveling throughout Queens making rounds, shaking hands and kissing babies.
This afternoon Grace Meng was endorsed by the Italian American Political Action Committee while Rory Lancman was endorsed by former Mayor Ed Koch.
An announcement ceremony was held at the law office of Vallone & Vallone (whom were recently named as the best law firm in Queens by the Queens Courier) in Flushing. Many elected officials were in attendance to show their support for Meng who described her respect and admiration for the volunteerism and community service demonstrated by the Italian-American people.
Domenic Recchia, Jim Gennaro, Peter Vallone, Paul Vallone, James Lisa, District Leader Mary Ann Dorsa, and Frank Galluscio were just a few of the elects that dropped in to say hello, while an international spectrum of press members scribbled notes and encouraged everyone to smile for the camera.
On the other side of town, former Mayor Ed Koch tapped Rory Lancman as his pick for the open seat based on his advocacy for Israel and Jewish communities.
“It’s a true honor to accept the endorsement of Mayor Ed Koch, someone who has been a tireless advocate for Israel and Jewish communities here in New York,” Lancman said. “Ed Koch understands the special relationship between the United States and Israel– a relationship I will strive to build upon if elected to Congress,” said Lancman.
Last but not least, Liz Crowley, who is rumored to be a spoiler in the race to detract from Lancman’s electoral base, was endorsed by the Uniform Firefighters Association on Thursday in front of Bayside Engine Company 306. Our notice of the event must be lost in the mail.