Eramo drops out of State Assembly race
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Eramo — a field technician for Verizon and a former lobbyist and political director for his union, the Communications Workers of America 1104 — was endorsed by the Working Families Party and the Long Island Progressive Coalition.
The race leading up to the September primary was initially set to be a crowded affair, with four Democrats running to fill Weisenberg’s seat. Eramo’s announcement came nearly a month after Democratic candidate and Long Beach attorney Robert Solomon said that he would no longer run. Solomon had received the backing of the Long Beach Democratic Committee, which subsequently threw its support behind Eramo. Lawrence school board Trustee Asher Mansdorf, who had mulled an Assembly run but officially entered the race just last month, also pulled out.
The Long Beach Democratic Committee, like Mansdorf, is now reportedly supporting Kaminsky.
“Post Sandy, the people of the 20th District need Albany to work for them now more than ever,” Kaminsky said in a statement. “Storm recovery must move faster; taxes must go down; and serious infrastructure improvements must be made. I am grateful for the broad support our campaign has gathered so far, and am excited to build on this momentum through the election in November and into Albany, where we can deliver results on storm recovery, taxes and other pressing issues for the South Shore.”
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