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Teachers Union To Give $500K to Addabbo: Report

New York State teachers union could give half a million to Addabbo's reelection bid, Daily News says.

The campaign of state Sen. Joe Addabbo is about to get a big cash infusion from the state teacher's union, according to the New York Daily News.

New York State United Teachers is one of the state's largest unions with more than 600,000 members. According to the paper, the NYSUT is dead-set on flipping the state Senate to Democratic control to send Gov. Andrew Cuomo a message on pension reform.

Currently, the Republicans have a four-seat advantage in the Senate. 

Addabbo is locked in a heated reelection battle with Republican challenger Eric Ulrich, a City Councilman who sailed through a GOP primary in Forest Hills last month.

Addabbo, who took the seat from Republican Serf Maltese in 2008, managed to fend off Republican candidate Anthony Como in 2010. Some political insiders think Ulrich could be better positioned to pick off Addabbo because so much of his council district overlaps with Senate District 15, where Addabbo is based.

District 15 covers most of the southern portion of Forest Hills, including Forest Hills Gardens. 

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