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Dem's strong Nov. Suffolk numbers against King raise eyebrows

Some political partisans say it's interesting that out-funded, first-time Democratic candidate Vivianne Falcone of West Islip won more than 47 percent of the vote in the Suffolk portion of the newly drawn 2nd Congressional District, where veteran GOP Rep. Peter King (R-Seaford) was re-elected Nov. 6.

Within Suffolk, King got 88,383 votes to Falcone's 78,709. King dominated in the new district's smaller Nassau portion, his home turf, where he beat Falcone 71 to 28 percent, or 53,926 to 21,836. Falcone said last week she'd lacked the resources to campaign in Nassau. She said she hasn't decided if she'll try again next year.

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