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When State Sen. John Brooks defeated incumbent Republican Michael Venditto in 2016, it felt like a fluke. A combination of political headwinds and unfortunate family matters in the news for Venditto, perhaps, paved the way for the newly registered Democrat to claim the seat that the GOP had won with 60 percent of the vote in most elections. more
Rep. Tom Suozzi has spoken of the importance of working across the aisle for a long time. After he was elected to Congress in 2016, he joined the Problem Solvers Caucus — 48 members of both parties … more
The Herald Gazette endorses Democratic challenger Jim Gaughran, of Huntington, for the State Senate’s 5th District seat. In addition to his years of public service on the Huntington Town Board … more
In the 13th State Assembly District race, the Herald Gazette endorses incumbent Charles Lavine. For over a decade, Lavine, a Democrat from Glen Cove, has been a tireless advocate for his constituents … more
The Herald Gazette endorses incumbent Michael Montesano to represent Nassau County’s 15th Assembly District. For the past eight years, Montesano, a Republican from Glen Head, has fought hard for … more
In a close call, the Herald endorses Brian Curran over Judy Griffin in the 21st Assembly District race. more
“He was very proud of his Irish heritage and even more proud of his country, the United States,” said Joey Diamond, son of Michael Diamond, a lifelong member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians … more
Two-term Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo faces a challenge from Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro on Election Day, Nov. 6. more
Six years after Hurricane Sandy ravaged the South Shore, elected officials are calling on Gov. Andrew Cuomo to eliminate the New York Rising deadlines for optional and mandatory home elevations and … more
Having represented the State Senate’s 6th District for nearly a decade, and with another 13 years in the Assembly before that, Kemp Hannon has the experiene to continue tackling the issues his … more
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