Two organizations representing lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender citizens tossed their support Tuesday behind Democratic state Senate candidate Robin Andrews, who’s running against Republican Kathy Marchione for New York’s 43rd District seat.

The New York City-based Empire State Pride Agenda and Washington-based Human Rights Campaign both originally backed Sen. Roy McDonald, R-Saratoga, in his re-election bid.

“Ms. Andrews will be a strong voice for equality by demonstrating her commitment to fighting for policies, programs and resources that address the health and human service needs of New York’s LGBT communities,” said Lynn A. Faria, interim executive director of the Pride Agenda, in a prepared statement.

Marchione’s campaign has received support from “traditional marriage” organizations throughout the election cycle.

The LGBT community’s support could be a significant boost for Andrews, who’s campaign had less than $25,000 as of Oct. 1.

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