Picking Up Endorsements. Kathy Hochul secured the backing of the Sierra Club this week. They cited her environmental friendly platform. This mobilizes 50,000 club members to work on her campaign. Not to be out done, Lee Zeldin was endorsed by the influential Transit Supervisors Organization. He has thus far been backed by 23 labor unions. Zeldin is making inroads with traditional Democratic strongholds. Cuomo was the master of machine political backing. Both Zeldin and Hochul are actively courting Big Labor. Picking Up Endorsements. Expect more to be forthcoming as the campaign heats up !!