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S.D.7: Adam Haber and Sen. Jack Martins continue to roll out endorsements

The two candidates for New York’s 7th Senate District continue to tout new endorsements in the weeks leading up to election.

On Monday, Democratic Party challenger Adam Haber received the endorsement of State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli.

DiNapoli, a fellow Democrat from Great Neck Plaza, said in a statement: "As a resident of the 7th Senate District, I know Adam Haber is the right choice...

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Schumer endorses Haber for State Senate seat against Martins

Adam Haber, an East Hills businessman, is challenging

(Credit: Newsday / John Paraskevas)

Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) has endorsed Democrat Adam Haber in his bid to unseat Republican State Sen. Jack Martins for New York’s 7th Senate District.

In a statement issued Wednesday, Schumer said: "Adam Haber will make an excellent State Senator. Nassau residents can count on him to fight for their interests in Albany, from passing the Women's Equality Act and strengthening schools to...

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S.D.7: Haber receives Sierra Club endorsement, comes under attack by Martins campaign for fracking investments

As Democrat Adam Haber announced the endorsement of the Sierra Club on Monday, his Republican opponent in New York’s 7th State Senate District, Sen. Jack Martins, raised questions about the businessman’s ties to companies that frack for natural gas.

Since 2008 the practice of hydraulic fracturing for natural gas has been under a moratorium  -- with Democrats generally calling for a ban...

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GOP spends $1.5 million on three swing Island seats

Republican candidates spent more than $1.5 million over the past three months to try to win three seats on Long Island that are considered essential to controlling the state Senate, far outpacing Democrats, records show.

In their bid to defend swing seats in Nassau and Suffolk counties, state- and county-level Republican fundraising committees are stepping on the gas pedal. Records show they...

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S.D.7 -- Martins and Haber trade attacks on MTA tax and speed cameras

State Sen. Jack M. Martins (R-Mineola) and Democrat Adam Haber, both running for New York’s 7th Senate District, continued to trade attacks on Monday.

Martins released his latest TV ad on Monday labeling Haber as “good for New York City,” not Long Islanders. Meanwhile, Haber’s campaign issued a news release criticizing Martins for his vote approving Long Island speed traffic cameras, which...

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