Hochul Picks Up Endorsements. The Fire Fighters Union has thrown its support behind her. Andre Ansbro, president of the FDNY union, said she “has earned the trust and the confidence of New York City firefighters.” Hochul reached out to the Department for 9/11 commemoration within days of becoming Governor. She has also received the backing of the New York State Tourism Association and the NYC Hotel Association. She has sponsored relief for the beleagured hospitality industry. The Governor is proving to be a savvy politician. She is currying the support of organized labor. She is far ahead of her rivals in the race for re-election. She has outpaced them in fundraising and endorsements. In this regard she mirrors the political acumen of her predecessor, Cuomo. He was a product of the Queens political machine. His old style tactics led to 3 consecutive victories at the polls. Hochul Picks Up Endorsements. She is following Cuomo’s playbook without his self destructive policies !!