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Unions Gave Generously to Donovan Last Year

Labor makes up the bulk of his PAC donations.

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Feb. 7, 2018, 10:53 a.m.

“Organized labor is putting its muscle behind the only Republican representing the five boroughs in Congress. Almost one-eighth of the $872,262.66 Rep. Dan Donovan (R) amassed last year came from union-affiliated” PACs. “Particularly generous were the National Air Traffic Controllers Association, the International Union of Operating Engineers and the United Transit Union, which each gave $7,500. The Amalgamated Transit Union donated $6,000 and unions affiliated with the U.S. Postal Service wrote checks for a collective $9,500.”

“Donovan’s Staten Island and southern Brooklyn constituency is perhaps the most heavily unionized in the nation, with around a third of all residents belonging to an organized labor local. Its predominantly white residents often hold conservative social but left-of-center fiscal views, and unions have historically maintained tight ties with its Republican and somewhat conservative Democratic elected officials.” Democrats vying to unseat Donovan are two veterans, Max Rose (D) and Michael De Vito Jr. (D). (Crain’s New York)


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