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As Cuomo stands by, Mangano lashes Dem Jacobs' Independence slam

Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano went to bat for the Independence Party Monday – and Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, to some extent – and lashed out at a Democrat rival who has called the minor party a corrupting influence in state politics.

Mangano, a Republican, delivered a blistering attack on Nassau County Democratic chairman Jay Jacobs, saying Jacobs’ criticisms of the minor party were “nothing...

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