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Addabbo Gets Endorsement From Cuomo

After tough poll, Forest Hills senator gets nod from New York governor.

State Sen. Joe Addabbo's campaign rolled out a big endorsement on Monday — Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

Siena College gave Addabbo some troubling news in the morning, revealing that the incumbent democratic senator is clinging to a slim lead with less than a month to go before the election. With 12 percent of voters undecided, Addabbo is leading Republican challenger Eric Ulrich by just two percent. 

Springing into action, Addabbo's campaign rolled out an endorsement from Gov. Cuomo, whose popularity remains incredibly high across the state. In Senate District 15, Cuomo's favorablity rating is an astronomical (by New York standards) 73 percent. 

“Governor Cuomo’s endorsement is a true honor, as we have worked closely alongside each other to bring fiscal stability and ethics reform to Albany,” said Sen. Addabbo in a statement. “I look forward to continue working with Governor Cuomo to improve educational opportunities, create jobs, fight for stronger gun control, and once again be proud of our state government.”

Cuomo praised Addabbo for making some tough decisions in the state house, including changing his vote on last summer's same sex marriage amendment.

"Political courage, which Senator Joe Addabbo displayed, should be encouraged, not discouraged," Cuomo said. "And I want his constituents to know today that he is a man of conscience, he is a man of integrity, he is a man of courage, and that’s what you want in an elected official — especially in Albany."

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