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Oct
14
2016

U.S. Senator Charles Schumer Announces Endorsement Of Jim Gaughran For State Senate

(Huntington, NY) U.S. Senator Charles Schumer today endorsed Jim Gaughran in his race for State Senate. Senator Schumer noted that Jim has the drive, experience and dedication needed to clean up state government, improve the local economy, reform the education system, and help Long Island get its fair share of state aid and investment.

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Oct
13
2016

The first TV ad from Democratic Senate candidate Jim Gaughran released Thursday knocks Republican incumbent Carl Marcellino for being a part of the “corruption caucus” in Albany by initially supporting the GOP conference’s scandal-scarred leader.

Specifically, the ad pulls from a Daily News editorial that slammed Senate Republicans for initially supporting Dean Skelos to remain majority leader after he was charged in a scheme to use...read more »

Oct
13
2016

Gaughran Calls For Real Ethics Reforms To Clean Up Albany

(Huntington, NY) Jim Gaughran today unveiled a comprehensive ethics reform plan which, when passed, will take meaningful steps to clean up Albany and restore the public’s trust in state government. Despite overwhelming public support for real ethics reforms, current Senator Carl Marcellino has repeatedly blocked efforts to end Albany corruption and has even exploited loopholes...read more »

Oct
12
2016

The Democrat trying to unseat longtime Republican State Sen. Kenneth LaValle has filed legal papers alleging LaValle receives an illegal campaign benefit from the Stony Brook University football stadium that bears his name.

Gregory-John Fischer filed a notice of claim — a precursor to a lawsuit — in State Supreme Court in Riverhead claiming the university named the stadium for LaValle after he secured $22 million in state funds for the...read more »

Oct
12
2016

Click here to Download the NYS Absentee Ballot Application.

THE ABSENTEE BALLOT APPLICATION MAIL-IN DEADLINE HAS PASSED- BUT ABSENTEE BALLOT APPLICATIONS CAN STILL BE DELIVERED BY HAND IN PERSON AT THE BOARD OF ELECTIONS UNTIL NOVEMBER 7TH.

In filing out the form be sure to do the following:

Line 1, Check - "absence from county" or...read more »

Oct
12
2016

Democratic state Senate contender James Gaughran has launched his first TV ad and is attacking veteran Senate Republican Carl Marcellino on public corruption.

In the ad, Gaughran shows pictures of himself as a Suffolk County legislator, saying he “wrote my first law to fight corruption at age 28,” adding “There’s still too many unethical politicians.”

A female narrator then says Marcellino “played dirty politics for decades,”...read more »

Oct
10
2016

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, who faced 2000 angry protesters two years ago when he appeared at the Suffolk Democrats’ fall dinner, is making a return appearance to headline the event Oct. 24.

“We expect it will be a lot quieter this time,” said Richard Schaffer, who has known the Cuomo family since he attended the State University of Albany with the governor’s sister.

The $300-a-head event is to be held at Villa Lombardi’s in Holbrook...read more »

Oct
8
2016

Democrat Thomas Suozzi, driven by higher name recognition and cross-party support, leads Republican Jack Martins by 16 percentage points in the race to succeed Rep. Steve Israel in the 3rd Congressional District, according to a Newsday/Siena College poll.

Fifty percent of the 613 likely voters polled said they would back Suozzi, the former Nassau County executive, while 34 percent chose Martins, a state senator from Old Westbury....read more »

Oct
7
2016

ALBANY - Of the eight or so Republican-held Senate seats that Democrats are mounting serious campaigns for this year, Suffolk County Water Authority chair James Gaughran's campaign against eleven-term incumbent Carl Marcellino seems like one of the longest shots.

The seat - which contains northeastern Nassau and northwestern Suffolk - has been in Republic hands for the entirety of the time since Long Island's population boomed after...read more »

Sep
26
2016

Gaughran Unveils Major School Infrastructure Investment And Modernization Proposal

Proposal will Help Long Island Schools to Rebuild and Repair Aging and Defective Water Infrastructure through Increased State Aid

(Huntington, NY) Jim Gaughran unveiled a major infrastructure investment proposal to take action and repair or replace aging and defective water infrastructure for Long Island schools. Under Gaughran’s plan, State...read more »

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