It's time for our weekly endorsement round-up, your look at who's getting behind whom in upcoming congressional and Senate races.
After a flurry of activity so far in the early primary going, this last week has been somewhat slower, as we've only seen a pair of endorsements so far.
Assembylwoman Grace Meng
Meng, D-Flushing, earned the backing of not one, not two, but four mayoral candidates this week, all Democrats, in her bid for the new Sixth Congressional.
Meng now enjoys the backing of former Comptroller Bill Thompson, Comptroller John Liu, Public Advocate Bill de Blasio and City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, D-Manhattan.
At an event earlier this week, the group praised Meng's accomplishments in government.
"Grace Meng is a serious legislator with a clear, realistic vision for how our representatives in Washington should work together to address the serious problems we face: creating jobs, supporting and growing small businesses, and protecting and strengthening Social Security and Medicare," Qiunn said.
Congressman Bob Turner
U.S. Rep. Bob Turner, R-Forest Hills, is hoping to challenge U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., in the fall, but first he has to earn the Republican nomination.
This week, he collected the endorsement of a fellow Congress member from Brooklyn, Marty Golden.
"Bob Turner's business background and practical approach to reviving our economy is exactly what we need from our United States Senator," Golden said. "He is a political outsider who will make the tough choices to bring down our nation's unsustainable debt, lower gas prices and create a robust, job-growing economic climate."
Halloran on the Ballot
And City Councilman Dan Halloran, R-Whitestone, made his congressional campaign official Monday when he submitted his petitions to be on the Republican Party's ballot line.
"Today, we assured that the voters of Queens will have a choice this November," Halloran said. "They can choose the same old failed policies of President [Barack] Obama and the Democratic Party that have gotten us $4 gasoline, no jobs and a weakened national defense. Or, they can vote for me and choose to create new energy sources, grow our economy and protect our ally Israel."