DA Rice gets new campaign digs for Congressional race

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Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice celebrates the Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice celebrates the third anniversary of Youth Court on Thursday, March 13, 2014 in Hempstead. Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp

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District Attorney Kathleen Rice, who has had a campaign office in Nassau Democratic headquarters in Mineola for more than five years, is leaving to get more space for her congressional race.

Jay Jacobs, Nassau Democratic chairman, said that Rice and Tom Suozzi, when he was county executive, were each given space at party headquarters gratis which allowed them to make fundraising calls and do other campauign work.

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While relations at times between Jacobs and Rice have been strained, Jacobs said he played no part in Rice’s decision to move.

Eric Phillips, Rice spokesman, said the campaign simply needed more room than was available and has already signed a lease and will be moving into new space several blocks away sometime this week. He said Rice also moved to larger space during 2010 when she ran for state attorney general.

Jacobs said he is remaining neutral in Rice’s primary against Legis. Kevan Abrahams.

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