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Jack Martins backed by Teamsters local 282 and U.S. Chamber

Jack Martins was endorsed by a labor union

Jack Martins was endorsed by a labor union and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in his race for the 3rd Congressional District. Photo Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan

State Sen. Jack Martins has gotten the endorsement of Teamsters Local 282 as well as the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in his race in the 3rd Congressional District, his campaign announced Monday.

“Jack Martins has always stood up for working men and women and treated them with respect, bit through his words and actions,” said Thomas Gesualdi, Local 282’s president.

Thomas Donohue, president of the U.S. Chamber, which represents the interests of more than 3 million businesses and organizations, said Martins’ “record of supporting pro-business issues earned this support,” and will “help elect pro-business majority in Congress . . . that advances economic growth, helps create jobs and get this country back on the right fiscal track.”

Democrat Thomas Suozzi’s campaign, meanwhile, was put on temporary hold after the death over the weekend of his father, Joseph Suozzi, 95, former Glen Cove Village mayor, a one-time Democratic Nassau County executive candidate and a longtime partner in the Long Island law firm of Meyer, Suozzi, English and Klein.

Among the events put on hold were Monday’s planned endorsement of Suozzi by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and Wednesday’s planned News 12 debate, which will now take place next week.

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