Schaffer basks in Bellone's win, mulls run
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Suffolk County Democratic chairman Richard Schaffer knows more than most about getting out the vote -- he's been doing it since he was 12.
His political career started in 1974 papering his North Babylon neighborhood with fliers for congressional candidate Tom Downey, in exchange for pizza and soda. By 14, Schaffer was running the phone bank for town Democrats. Later, as student government...