The endorsement decision was based on the recommendation of members of the party's Capital Region chapter. Every candidate for the 20th congressional district was invited to complete the WFP's issue questionnaire and be interviewed by members of the Capital Region chapter.
Karen Scharff, WFP Capital Region chapter co-chair, said
"WFP members are excited to support Gillibrand's campaign . . . Her strong candidacy offers real change for New York and the country . . . The 20th congressional district deserves a candidate committed to accountability and ethics. John Sweeney has been a disappointment."Tom Comanzo, WFP Capital Region chapter co-chair, said
"Kirsten impressed us with her views on reforming the Medicare prescription drug benefit and expanding access to Medicare for all U.S. residents and her clear exit plan for the U.S. to leave Iraq."Kirsten Gillibrand enthusiastically accepted the party's endorsement, saying
"The WFP endorsement demonstrates to the voters of my district that I am committed to supporting the men and women who work hard everyday to not only support but to make a better life for themselves and their families. In a district where a large percentage of the households contain at least one member of a union, WFP support will also help me promote my message of bringing accountable and honest leadership back to Washington. Your support will underscore my commitment to give a voice to those who can't speak on Capitol Hill."More to come. It's going to be an exciting election season.
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