IATSE throws weight behind Cuomo

Alliance supports N.Y. candidate

The Intl. Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees has endorsed New York State Attorney General candidate Andrew Cuomo.

IATSE president Thomas Short cited Cuomo’s support of working families and his tenure as Secretary of Health and Urban Development under President Clinton.

“As Attorney General, we know he will continue to protect working families from abuse and unscrupulous corporations, particularly at a time when the Bush Administration has been completely absent,” he added.

In response to the endorsement, Cuomo said he support’s Assemblyman Joseph R. Lentol’s anti-piracy bill to crack down on counterfeiters and other criminals.

Democrats Mark Green, Charlie King and Sean Patrick Maloney and Republican Jeanine Pirro are also candidates for the office.

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