Barbara Buono Introduces Latina Labor Leader Milly Silva as Running Mate

42-year-old Milly Silva was officially introduced today as Barbara Buono’s pick for Lieutenant Governor. As a longtime Democratic party organizer and vice-president of SEIU 1199, Silva surely has the savvy necessary to be second-in-command. Still, there’s an obvious political dimension here. Silva, who opened her remarks today in East Rutherford in Spanish, will help Buono double-down on a big chunk of her base: Women, minorities, and organized labor. It seems as good a strategy as any in a race this hard to win.

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