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Friday, October 24, 2014
Politics
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Kathleen Rice, the Nassau County district attorney, and Bruce Blakeman, a former presiding officer of the Nassau County Legislature, are locked in a spirited fight for the 4th Congressional District seat now held by U.S. Rep. Carolyn McCarthy, a Democrat from Mineola. more
A judge last week adjourned deadlines for the defense to file legal papers in the case of Davidoff Hutcher & Citron LLP v. David W. Denenberg. The parties said that the judge approved the delay while they negotiate a settlement. more
Control of the New York State Senate is up for grabs this year, and the results in one or two races could make a difference. Kemp Hannon, the long-time senator in the 6th District, which spans from Garden City to Farmingdale, says Republican control is key to protecting Long Island’s interests. more
The race for the New York State Legislature’s 14th Assembly District pits the incumbent, Republican David McDonough, of North Merrick, against Gaspare Tumminello, a Democrat from Merrick, who is deputy chief of staff for the Nassau County Legislature’s Democratic minority. Tumminello, a native of Franklin Square, had previously run unsuccessfully for Nassau County legislator in the 8th District in 2009. This year, the Herald asked each of the candidates to fill in a four-question survey about their positions on salient state issues. The 14th Assembly District takes in all or parts of Freeport, Roosevelt, Merrick, North Merrick, Bellmore, North Bellmore, Wantagh, North Wantagh, Seaford and Massapequa. more
New York State Senate candidate Michael Venditto, a Republican from Massapequa, is running for the 8th Senate District seat vacated by Charles Fuschillo Jr., a Merrick Republican, in January. Venditto’s one-time opponent, David Denenberg, a Democrat from Merrick, recently dropped out of the race amid civil fraud charges leveled at him by his former law firm, Davidoff Hutcher & Citron. The Herald asked Venditto to speak about the issues. more
Assemblyman Tom McKevitt is running for re-election in the 17th Assembly District, a seat he has held for eight years. His challenger is Jonathan Clarke, an attorney from Levittown. more
An attorney for Nassau County Legislator Dave Denenberg indicated that a settlement between his client and Davidoff Hutcher & Citron — which is suing Denenberg for $3.6 million — may be in the works. more
Though Nassau County Legislator Dave Denenberg has said he is no longer a candidate for State Senate, he will remain on the ballot next month in the 8th Senate District race. more
Having picked up two endorsements from leading nonprofit gun-control groups in two days, 4th Congressional District candidate Kathleen Rice called on Sept. 24 for national legislation that would require gun-show background checks and restrictions on high-capacity, assault-style clips. more
The chairman of the Nassau County Democratic Committee is charging that the one-time law firm of former State Senate candidate Dave Denenberg “conspired” with Republican leaders to delay filing of a lawsuit against him until the deadline to nominate a different candidate had passed. more
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