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Jul
26
2016

PHILADELPHIA — The Democratic convention formally nominated Hillary Clinton for president on Tuesday, making history by choosing a woman to be the first standard-bearer of a major political party, a breakthrough underscored by a deeply personal speech by Bill Clinton calling her “the best darn change-maker I have ever known.”

At 6:39 p.m., the hall erupted in cheers and joyful tears as South Dakota cast the decisive 15 votes to put Mrs...read more »

Jul
11
2016

Retiring Rep. Steve Israel, who originally backed Suffolk Legis. Steve Stern to replace him in Washington, on Monday officially endorsed former Nassau County Executive Thomas Suozzi, who recently won a five-way primary in which Stern came in a distant second.

The endorsement came on the eve of Suozzi’s visit Tuesday to the nation’s capital, where Israel invited him to attend the weekly House Democratic caucus.

“I’m endorsing Tom...read more »

Jul
9
2016

After all the votes were counted, Anna Throne-Holst bested her opponent Dave Calone in the Democratic primary in the 1st Congressional District by 319 votes.

"I am deeply grateful to all who placed their trust and support in me, and I am truly humbled by the privilege it has been to get to know, share the concerns, and my message with so many," Throne-Holst said. "I want to congratulate Dave Calone on a spirited race, and I share in...read more »

Jul
8
2016

Anna Throne-Holst, a former Southampton Town Supervisor, has apparently won her primary race against David Calone, a businessman, former prosecutor, and former chairman of the Suffolk County Planning Commission, and will face Lee Zeldin in the Nov. 8 election to represent New York's First Congressional District.

With some 1,800 absentee ballots counted as of Friday afternoon, Ms. Throne-Holst led Mr. Calone by 319 votes. The result is...read more »

Jul
8
2016

Absentee ballots in last Tuesday’s First Congressional District Democratic Primary skewed heavily toward former Southampton Town Supervisor Anna Throne-Holst, widening her lead as she claimed victory in the contest against former Suffolk County Planning Commission Chairman Dave Calone Friday afternoon.

She will go on to face incumbent freshman Republican Congressman Lee Zeldin in November.

Ms. Throne-Holst had a 29-point lead...read more »

Jul
8
2016

At the Suffolk County Board of Elections office in Yaphank on Thursday, June 7, 2016, officials begin the count of almost 1800 absentee ballots from last month's First Congressional District primary. (Credit: James Carbone)
Former Southampton Supervisor Anna Throne-Holst has won the Democratic primary in the first Congressional District by 319 votes over former chairman of the Suffolk Planning Commission David Calone, Suffolk election...read more »

Jul
1
2016

Tom Suozzi’s four former Democratic congressional opponents pledged Thursday to help him win the general election and ensure Rep. Steve Israel’s seat stays in their party’s hands.

“This wasn’t really about any one of us. This was about our district, our community and our country,” former North Hempstead Town Supervisor Jon Kaiman said at a news conference in Manhasset, two days after Suozzi’s primary victory Tuesday.

Kaiman,...read more »

Jun
30
2016

Former Nassau County Executive Tom Suozzi on Wednesday savored his first step toward a possible political comeback following a victory in a low-turnout congressional primary Tuesday that relied heavily on grass roots efforts in Queens and his home base of Glen Cove.

Suozzi, who aired no TV ads in the primary, acknowledged that in winning the five-way race, he used up the bulk of his $800,000 campaign funds. But he said he has about $80...read more »

Jun
29
2016

Five candidates faced off in Tuesday’s democratic congressional primary election in the 3rd congressional district.

Tom Suozzi has the highest number of votes and will next face Jack Martins (R) in the general election in November.

Results (629 of 630 election districts reporting):

Thomas R. Suozzi— 6,532
Steve Stern— 4,069
Jon Kaiman— 4,060
Anna Kaplan— 2,815
Jonathan C. Clarke— 909
Polls...read more »

Jun
29
2016

Tom Suozzi had a winning strategy in CD3
Tom Suozzi’s win of the Democratic nomination in the 3rd Congressional District isn’t surprising, but it wasn’t a sure thing.

His two main competitors, Suffolk Legis. Steve Stern of Huntington and former North Hempstead Supervisor Jon Kaiman, ran unexpectedly lackluster campaigns while Suozzi executed a disciplined strategy: running up the vote totals in Queens to minimize Stern’s...read more »

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