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Might the county comptroller's race offer a better chance for out-of-power Nassau Democrats next fall than the county executive election? Some party members seem to think so, noting first-term GOP Comptroller George Maragos' two failed attempts in three years to move up to U.S. senator, and his alliance with the Mangano administration.

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Potential challengers Legis. Wayne Wink (D-Roslyn) and former comptroller Howard Weitzman have been attacking Maragos in public pronouncements.

Voters statewide long had a collective habit of electing a governor and comptroller of opposite parties. With this year's races still forming, there's no telling if a similar split could occur in Nassau.