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It looks like Fran v. Frank in a Republican primary for the right to face U.S. Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-Garden City) in the 4th CD this fall.


Nassau County Legis. Francis X. Becker (R-Lynbrook) says he has gotten Conservative Party support to go with the nod of county GOP Chairman Joseph Mondello and is expected to announce next week.


Frank Scaturro, as you might have seen in a Tuesday entry here by Dan Janison, said he is not dropping his bid for the seat.

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Rough assessment at this point:


-Scaturro is young and hardworking, an intellectual conservative, visiting professor at Hofstra Law School, raised $268,148, including his personal loan of $62,000.


-Becker is a veteran pol, financial planner, lots of family and friends in the Lynbrook area.