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Endorsement Round-Up: America's Mayor

Giuliani makes a splash in this week's round-up.

It’s time once again to check out the endorsements made in some of Queens’ biggest political races.

So who’s holding all the cards this week? Read on, true believers.

U.S. Rep. Bob Turner

Turner scored the biggest fish of the week in his race to claim the Republican nomination for Senate. The man known as America’s Mayor, Rudy Giuliani, pledged his support to Turner on Wednesday.

“Bob Turner is the definition of a citizen legislator who took his lifelong business experience to Washington," said Giuliani. "Now he is running for Senate for the same reason: to put our country back on a path toward job growth and prosperity. He is a proven winner and the only candidate who can defeat the nation's most liberal senator, Kirsten Gillibrand, in November. I urge my fellow Republicans to join me in supporting him."

City Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley

Crowley has been touting her public safety record throughout the primary campaign so far, and last week she added yet another feather to that cap with the endorsement of the Patrolman’s Benevolent Association.

"Elizabeth Crowley understands the urgent need to bring the NYPD back up to strength,” said PBA President Pat Lynch. “She understands that safe streets are the engine that powers our local economy by drawing people to live, work and visit New York City.”

Assemblywoman Grace Meng

Meng got herself a pair of interesting endorsements over the last week. First, she picked up the Amalgamated Transportation Union Local 1056, which includes bus drivers and mechanics in Queens.

After that, she got the endorsement of a raft of female legislators from Queens and beyond.

“I need colleagues like Grace Meng fighting alongside me in Congress,” said U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney. “Grace will bring a fresh new voice to help us break through the partisan logjam that has impeded our nation’s economic recovery, and she will hold the Republican House majority accountable for its hostility towards women’s rights.”

Assemblyman Rory Lancman

Lancman snagged a nod from the State Public Employees Federation on Wednesday, which dovetails nicely with his “friend of the middle-class” campaign so far.

“At a time when workers and the middle class are under attack in Washington, we need a fighter who will put the needs of working New Yorkers before the desires of big corporations and special interests,” said PEF President Ken Brynien “Rory Lancman has shown that he is that fighter.”

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