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Monday, May 25, 2015
Denenberg running for State Senate
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Michael Ganci/Herald
Nassau County Legislator Dave Denenberg, of Merrick, announced his candidacy for the State Senate’s 8th District seat at a press conference on Thursday afternoon at Seaford’s American Legion Post 1132.

“We need someone who will work for us, not the special interests,” Shotland said.

Regina Corbin, of Westbury, which is outside Denenberg’s current district, said she thought he is an “awesome legislator, even though I can’t vote for him.”

“I’ve watched his career,” Corbin said. “I admire his courage, teamwork and ability to represent his district.”

Nonetheless, Levy acknowledged that the 8th Senate District race could be competitive. He said that Republicans have a stronger political organization in the district than Democrats, which could be critical for County Legislator Michael Venditto, a Massapequa Republican and the son of John Venditto, supervisor of the Town of Oyster Bay. The younger Venditto emerged as the Republicans’ candidate in the State Senate race on Thursday evening.

Michael Venditto “has a very powerful and well-respected name from his father that will definitely help him, particularly with rank-and-file Republicans,” Levy said.

The 8th Senate District, which stretches from Baldwin to Lindenhurst, has been without a senator since Charles Fuschillo Jr., a Merrick Republican, resigned on Dec. 31 to become CEO of the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America.

Every State Senate race is worth watching this year, as the two major parties compete for control of the chamber. A thin majority of Republicans and a handful of breakaway Democrats who vote with them currently rule the Senate in an unprecedented power-sharing arrangement.

Denenberg told supporters that he would need to raise between $500,000 and $1 million to run an effective campaign, and he cautioned that his opponent might easily amass a $2 million war chest. In January Denenberg loaned his campaign $50,000 of his own money, according to State Board of Elections records. The campaign’s first fundraiser will take place March 13 at the Coral House in Baldwin.

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Joeybeamers

This guy is a convicted criminal who's pleaded guilty to falsifying petitions and was giving probation for his crime , This article ran in the New York Times. He also had a road rage incident, that incident is available for public access online nassaucounty newsnetwork wordpress. (full deposition)How can any one trust this sleeve ball.

Thursday, March 6, 2014 | Report this
iNCNFFNCN1

Denenberg is wrong for Nassau County.

Denenberg is wrong for New York State.

Dave Denenberg , a typical "lock step" Democrat. With Denenberg in the NYS Senate, you run the risk of all the branches Democrat.

Then, you can kiss New York GOOD-BYE.

Common Core & NY SAFE Act will become the new "norm."

With the "extreme" Cuomo at the helm, and Denenberg filling Fuchillo's seat, the new motto for NYS will be PRESSUM, and not EXCELSIOR.

Thursday, March 6, 2014 | Report this
RonnieG

Oh no....here we go again. The last line of this article is too reminiscent of Obama's "We are the ones we've been waiting for!" Are the seas going stop rising now? Another Democrat is the last thing we need - of course I will note that he was surrounded by "union" members - say not more.....that is what's destroying this State and this country. Another crook holding office. I guess he'll fit right in then. From Cuomo (the HUD criminal) to Schumer (the Chief Criminal) to Gillibrand (the Puppet Criminal) and so on down the line. And they wonder why people are leaving New York. Astounding!

Friday, March 7, 2014 | Report this
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