Tag: Tom Suozzi
Ex-Nassau County Executive Tom Suozzi and U.S. Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-Queens) won Long Island Democratic congressional primaries Tuesday, but a third local race was too close to call, according to unofficial results. Suozzi decalred victory with 36 percent of the vote in the crowded field of five Democrats seeking to replace outgoing U.S. Rep. Steve Israel (D-Huntington), who’s not seeking re-election. Meeks, who represents part of Nassau County, easily fended off Democratic challenger Ali Mirza, a publicist and county worker. But former Southampton Town Supervisor Anna Throne-Holst had a slim 29-vote lead over opponent David Calone, a former federal prosecutor turned venture capitalist.
Voters who are registered Democrats will cast their ballots to decide who wins their party line in three Long Island Congressional primary elections on Tuesday, June 28. What follows is a voters’ guide profiling each of LI’s nine Democratic Congressional primary candidates.
Jonathan Clarke's campaign war chest is practically empty compared to his Democratic primary rivals, but in this election year he thinks voters want ethics reform--and that's where he comes in. New York voters are so angry at the status quo, he insists, that ethics reform is a winning formula. He says that an underdog like him has a chance because the electorate is sick and tired of the corruption that has already led to federal convictions of two of the most powerful men in Albany: the former State Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos (R-Rockville Centre) and the ex-State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver (D-Manhattan).
A dozen Democrats and almost half a dozen Republicans say they're interested in competing for the Congressional seat held by Rep. Steve Israel, a Long Island Democrat, who's bowing out.
The veteran Long Island Democrat leaves after eight terms in Congress and now the race is on to succeed him.
Will Bruce Ratner, the man behind the new project, be the coliseum's long-awaited savior, or yet another character in Nassau County’s long-running narrative of dashed hopes?
Looking back, an exercise in post-traumatic stress memory recall, is also the need to remember what might have been.
The lawsuit accuses police of the civil version of a criminal charge prosecutors use on the mafia.
“Someone needs to put the hard tough questions to these elected and appointed officials and make them answer for their actions.”