Spin Cycle

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On the road, Sen. Foley and Lee Zeldin met. The war of words resumes. From Zeldin, Tuesday: 

"I have been walking door to door since January, introducing myself, my ideas and listening to the concerns of overtaxed, overburdened Long Islanders. I hear countless complaints about Albany, specifically my opponent's votes to create the MTA Tax, create a new fishing license and fee, to eliminate the STAR rebate check, and to impose other increases to the cost of living on Long Island.  I sincerely hope that the purpose of Foley's meandering through the streets of Sayville yesterday evening was to apologize for his poor voting record and selling out to his party bosses from NYC. Albany is broke and broken and now on July 27th we still do not have a state budget. Considering whats on everyone's minds, there really is not anything for the incumbent to be bragging about. Between today and election day the main thing voters deserve to hear from their State Senator is, "I'm sorry I forgot to represent you."

From Sen. Foley's spokeswoman Krystyna Baumgartner, today:

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The chance encounter Senator Foley had with his opponent the other night was so short that it can hardly be characterized in the way it has been, but it did stand in stark contrast to the out of control behavior his opponent displayed during his meeting with the Federation of Labor. I guess the lesson is that Lee is best taken in small doses. Senator Foley has been getting very positive responses at the doors for the last seven months. The public is a lot smarter than the Republicans give them credit for and they appreciate the work Senator Foley has been doing in Albany to correct the problems created by the same people who are supporting his opponent," said Krystyna Baumgartner.