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After Comptroller Tom DiNapoli photoshopped a wizard’s hat onto Republican opponent Harry Wilson in a campaign mailer, we asked Wilson yesterday in Sayville whether he’d be adopting the costume for Halloween trick-or-treating Sunday night.

“I don’t have a wizard hat,” Wilson said. “But I was thinking about going as Tom DiNapoli and asking my two oldest daughters, have one go as a tax increase and the other as pension fund mismanagement, you know, they’d be my two most precious possessions if I’m Tom DiNapoli.”

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This prompted us to ask DiNapoli spokesman Eric Sumberg if DiNapoli would be dressed up for trick-or-treating activities in Great Neck, where he lives.

“We will be a hedge fund walking around as a shrub picking money from people’s pocket,” Sumberg said in what we think is a reference to Wilson’s Wall Street past. “We hope that Harry will wear the wizard hat on Halloween.”

This seemed like a good opportunity to ask a few other statewide candidates about their Halloween plans.