“Joe Nicoletti was a progressive leader before the word became fashionable” Endorsed by Working Families Party (see link for full story)

Ken Warner, upstate political director for Working Families, said the party will back Nicoletti, no matter what. “We are absolutely sticking by him, and I think he’s going to win,” Warner said. “There are no plans, no discussion about that…it’s very hard to go to members and say you’re going to unpick someone.” Warner said the party has a very intense vetting process. After interviews, members determined Nicoletti “head and shoulders” above the other candidates in terms of progressive values, he said.