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Yancey Roy

State party committees pony up for L.I. Assembly races

While the State Senate races garner more attention, Democratic and Republican campaign committees are spilling a lot of last-minute cash on two Assembly races on Long Island.

Over the past three weeks, Democrats have pumped $242,000 into the campaign of Assemb. Edward Hennessey (D-Shirley) in his rematch with Republican Dean Murray, whose bid has been helped with $78,000 from the Republican...

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Which was the most fevered lunge for self-promotion by a power player?

Hollywood actor and director Danny Glover urging New York City to keep horse carriages. Actress Edie Falco making a TV ad to abolish horse carriages. Ex-Sony exec Mitch Singer, last week: “Why do so many believe that this is Sony’s war to fight?"

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