Generally Speaking: Week of October 18
Citizens Union announces endorsements
New York City good government group the Citizens Union was very selective with this year’s election cycle and only endorsed a small group of Brooklyn and Staten Island political candidates. They include State Senators Eric AdamsDiane Savino and Marty GoldenNicole Malliotakis.
The CU serves as a civic watchdog, combating corruption and fighting for political reform. The backing of Adams was a surprise since it’s far from a secret that he is already campaigning for Brooklyn borough president, which means he won’t complete another full term as state senator. Even New York State Assembly Speaker Shelly Silver didnt get the coveted blessing.