Schneiderman picks up progressive backing in AG race

Thursday September 2, 2010 2:44 PM By William Murphy

Pictured is Lisa Tyson, director of the Long

AG candidate Eric Schneiderman continues his apparent Democratic primary strategy of identifying every group that tilts the slightest degree to the left, wrestling them to the ground and extracting an endorsement.

Thursday’s groups included the Long Island Progressive Coalition, Local 259 of the United Auto Workers, and 1119 SEIU, representing health and hospital workers.

About 20 members of those groups wave Schneiderman signs and cheered thinly in the hot, humid weather at a news conference outside state Supreme Court in Mineola.

“We are so proud to endorse Eric Schneiderman, the true progressive in the race for attorney general,” Lisa Tyson, director of the LI Progressive Coalition said. “As a lifelong progressive reformer, there is no question where Eric stands on the issues.”