Crowley picks up key union endorsements in BP bid

Former Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley, a candidate for Queens borough president, has earned the endorsements of two major unions in New York City.

Last week, Transport Workers Union (TWU) Local 100 endorsed Crowley, with their president Tony Utano saying they’re confident she “has the best plan to protect and create thousands of transportation jobs.”

In response, Crowley said she will prioritize new rail projects like the QNS Rail, for which she’s been a strong advocate, and oppose the “scaling back” of bus lines in Queens.

This week, Crowley announced the backing of another union, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local Union 3, representing some 30,000 workers.

Crowley has also been leading the pack in fundraising. According to the latest Campaign Finance Board summary, the former councilwoman and Glendale resident has more than $219,000 on hand – far outpacing other leading candidates like Councilman Costa Constantinides and Councilman Donovan Richards.

The candidate closest to Crowley in terms of fundraising was Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer, who has dropped out of the race.

On Tuesday, Crowley released her latest campaign video, which you can see below:

We’ll keep you posted on her campaign for Queens borough president as we get closer to the special election on March 24.

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