Biaggi gets progressive endorsements against Maloney
Nick Reisman reports for New York State of Politics that progressive Democrat groups Empire State Indivisible and Rockland United endorsed state Sen. Alessandra Biaggi's campaign against incumbent Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, in the new 17th Congressional District primary election Aug. 23. "I am honored to be endorsed by Empire State Indivisible and Rockland United -- two progressive organizations that champion working people across the district and New York," Biaggi said in a statement. "For years, these grassroots groups have helped support and elect progressive candidates - knocking on doors, making calls, and mobilizing voters. Empire State Indivisible and Rockland United understand that with so much at risk, we can no longer afford the status quo. This grassroots support is how I will win no matter how much is spent against me." Biaggi was also the choice recently of the New York Progressive Action Network and Progressive Change Campaign Committee, who prefer her to Maloney, who is also the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee chair. In the Republican primary for the 17th Congressional District, Shoshana David, Charles Falciglia, William Faulkner, Michael Lawler, and Jack Schrepel are all on the ballot Aug. 23. Read more about this story at New York State of Politics.