Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Union leader: Christie said he agreed with Cuomo on "98% of the issues"

Larry Bulman, the political director for the United Association of Plumbers, Pipefitters and Steamfitters, tells The Glens Falls Chronicle about a recent chat with Chris Christie.

Via Capitol Confidential:

[Bulman] said when he told Mr. Christie he is from upstate New York, “he said, ‘I’m not much different from Andrew Cuomo. I probably agree with him on 98% of the issues.’ ”

Mr. Bulman said Gov. Christie “sees value in the building trades, which are private sector unions. He complimented us and said he uses us as an example of a pro-business union.”

So why did the topic even come up?

Because Bulman is from upstate New York and had donated money to New Jersey's hurricane relief efforts.