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Exclusive: Suffolk sheriff weighs challenge to Rep. Israel
Suffolk’s Conservative Sheriff Vincent DeMarco is weighing a bid by Republicans to recruit him to run next November against 10-year Rep. Steve Israel (D-Huntington). Anthony Manetta, a DeMarco political adviser, acknowledged the sheriff, who recently won his first re-election with cross-endorsement from the Democratic, Republican and Independence parties, has had congressional discussions....