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A look at the battle for McCarthy’s seat
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Kevan Abrahams
Political experience: Scaturro previously ran for Congress in 2010 and 2012, losing both times in the Republican primary to County Legislator Francis Becker. He won the 2012 Conservative Party primary, however, beating Becker via a write-in campaign. Both Scaturro and Becker lost the general election to incumbent Rep. Carolyn McCarthy, a Democrat.

Goals: Making government more responsive; providing children with well-rounded educations; protecting civil rights; outlawing abortion; encouraging job creation; cutting taxes, spending, the deficit and national debt; “fixing” entitlements; repealing the Affordable Care Act; giving people options on their health insurance plans, even across state lines; promoting preventive care and healthier living; strengthening “national defense and intelligence operations”; employing an “all-of-the-above” energy strategy, including renewables and non-renewables; drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge; building the Keystone Pipeline; permitting fracking; eliminating illegal immigration by ramping up border security; opposing granting amnesty to all undocumented immigrants; naturalizing some undocumented immigrants.


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This article has presented a fairly comprehensive picture of the upcoming primaries candidates but has failed in one very important area. Kevan Abrahams who is running against Kathleen Rice for the Democratic spot has repeatedly sought to debate the Nassau DA. She has refused every request. As a result, she has lost the support of many potential backers. Kevan has gained those backers and has the support of many others. Clearly someone who refuses to face their opponent has something to hide, shows a lack of respect for the democratic process and deprives the public of the opportunity to get to know their candidates better. Before anyone goes to the polls on June 24th to cast their vote, think very hard about this. Kevan has nothing to hide. He is an honorable, dedicated man who has already served the residents of Nassau County well. Kathleen Rice may have an impressive platform. But actions speak louder than words. Her actions or repeated lack of action to debate Kevan casts a shadow of doubt upon her viability. This is a crucial point that the Herald candidates profile has not addressed in any detail other than to say, "Rice declined an invitation to debate Abrahams before the primary."

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