Addabbo Skirts a Challenge
August 5th, 2008
Joseph Addabbo Jr., the Democratic institutionís choice to defeat state Sen. Serphin Maltese and wrest the Senate majority from the Republicans, has sidestepped a blow from rival Democrat Albert Baldeo that threatened to nullify his candidacy with the Working Families Party.
Baldeo teamed up with an insurgent WFP employee to bring a lawsuit to the state Supreme Court yesterday accusing Addabbo of collecting invalid signatures. But Judge Lawrence Cullen threw out the charges late yesterday afternoon, and the Addabbo campaign can breathe a quick sigh of relief in what has been a heated campaign.
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