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Fire Officers Back Meng in NY-6

Assemblywoman gets the support of city's fire officers in congressional race.

You've got 42 days to make up your mind in the race for NY-6, currently a dogfight between City Councilman Dan Halloran, a Republican, and Democratic Assemblywoman Grace Meng.

So far, the campaign has been waged on a handful of fronts, namely local law enforcement, economy and the security of Israel.

The Uniformed Fire Officers Association backed Meng, D-Flushing, on Monday, praising her for her work in the assembly.

“Grace Meng knows that each and every member of the FDNY has earned their pensions, not only with brave service to the citizens and visitors of New York City, but sadly, often times with the sacrifice of our health," UFOA President Al Hagan said in a statement. "Grace can be counted on to deliver for us in Congress, just as she has as a bridge-builder in Albany.”

Meng said she was thrilled to get the endorsement and pledged to continue backing the group if elected to Congress in November.

“Whether it’s improved working conditions or ensuring access to top of the line equipment and technology, I look forward to advancing the needs of fire officers as a strong voice for them in Congress," she said. "It’s the least we can do for those brave men and women who put themselves in harm’s way.”

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