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With Lindsay son on hand, Suffolk Legis. Democrats raise $55G

Suffolk’s Democratic legislative majority raised $55,000 Friday morning at their eighth annual breakfast, which drew 250 donors and featured the party’s newest freshman lawmaker, Alfred Krupski.

The crowd at the $100-a-head event at the Smithtown Sheraton in Hauppauge included 16 sponsors and was split evenly among business and union officials and the party faithful. Among those in attendance were County Executive Steve Bellone, Suffolk Democratic chairman Richard Schaffer and County Legislature Presiding Officer William Lindsay (D-Holbrook), just back from a break in Florida.

Also present was Lindsay's son, William Lindsay Jr. of Bohemia, an insurance man who lately has subbed for his father at a handful of local events, raising speculation Democrats want him to run to succeed his father, who is term limited and cannot run for re-election in November.

The ham-and-eggs soiree will replenish the coffers of the Committee for a Democratic Majority, which put $6,000 into Krupski’s race. As of mid-month, the legislative committee had $105,025 on hand.

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