Democratic state Senate candidate Michelle Hinchey has been endorsed by the Communications Workers of America, a labor group that represents 1,800 workers in the Hudson Valley and Albany areas.

"It is an honor to receive the support of the hard working men and women of the CWA," Hinchey said. "One of my top priorities is to invest in our upstate infrastructure, specifically addressing the lack of broadband access in our upstate communities."

Hinchey is running for the 46th state Senate district, which stretches from the Mohawk Valley to the Hudson Valley. The seat is being vacated by Republican Sen. George Amedore, who is retiring this year.

The district was the source of a razor-thin election in 2012, won narrowly by Democrat Cecilia Tkaczyk. Amedore later won the seat in 2014 and has held it since.

”The working men and women of this state face a difficult future," said CWA Local 1120 President Frank Fauci Jr. "The war on the working class threatens the very fabric of the American Dream. This November the voters in New York’s 46th Senate District have an opportunity to change that course."