1199 SEIU Endorses Frank Padavan

It seems as if Republican incumbent State Senator Frank the tank Padavan received the endorsement of 1199 SEIU today despite their national endorsement of Democratic Presidential nominee Barack Obama. This prompted a response from Democratic candidate for the State Senate James Gennaro:

FLUSHING, NY (Oct. 21, 2008) — Democratic State Senate candidate Jim Gennaro made the following statement today regarding 1199SEIU’s endorsement of Republican incumbent Senator Frank Padavan:

“It’s ironic that Frank Padavan would be endorsed by a health care union when he was one of only 10 Senators to vote against the Women’s Health and Wellness Act (S7657), which improved access to preventative health care procedures like mammograms, and one of only five extreme Senators to vote against the Clinic Access and Anti-Stalking Act (S6146), which created stricter penalties for people who intentionally injure health care clinic patients and staff.”

1199 is the United Healthcare Workers East. It claims to be the largest local union in the world. It is affiliated with Service Employees International Union.

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2 Comments on “1199 SEIU Endorses Frank Padavan”


  1. […] Health and Wellness Act (S7657), which improved access to preventative health care procedures like Read More|||But two other Republicans previously thought to be safe, Senator Frank Padavan of Queens and […]


  2. A party devided against itself cannot be stanging! Padavan worked with Julia Harrison, Giuliani with Ray Harding, Ognibene with Vito Tudjmella, and Serp with Semenoreo.


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