Wallenstein: The argument is, as goes Virginia, so goes the rest of the country. But I would argue that Nassau County is even more predictive than Virginia.
For ex-New York State Sen. Jack Martins (R-Old Westbury), running for Nassau County executive may return him to where he started: Mineola, the county seat where he grew up and was first elected.
Primary primer: For signs of how the ongoing federal corruption dragnet has affected local politics, look no further than the four executive-level county positions with no incumbents running for re-election this fall.
Nassau County Legis. Laura Curran (D-Baldwin) made history this spring when she became the first woman ever to be named a major party nominee in the race for Nassau County executive.