Suffolk Democrats, introduce Tim Sini, raise funds for legislature campaigns

Rick Brand

Girding for a tough battle for control of the Suffolk County Legislature this fall, Democratic lawmakers raised $110,000 at a fundraising breakfast in Hauppauge last week.

Presiding Officer DuWayne Gregory (D-Amityville) said the event will add to the $80,000 that the Committee to Elect a Democratic Legislature already had in its coffers.

During the event, officials introduced Tim Sini, the aide of County Executive Steve Bellone who is being groomed to run against Legis. Kevin McCaffrey (R-Lindenhurst) the GOP caucus leader, to a crowd that included many union officials.

Later, one legislative aide told several union officials that McCaffrey was a major target in this years campaign. What the aide did not know is that the officials were Teamsters, who knew McCaffrey, who heads another Teamsters local.

It didnt go over too big with them, said McCaffrey later.