Haber challenges Suozzi to 18 debates before Nassau Democratic primary

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The race for Nassau County Executive, already expected to be the most expensive ever, could also be most extensively debated.

Roslyn School Board member Adam Haber has challenged his only declared opponent, former County Executive Thomas Suozzi, to a marathon 18 debates across Nassau County prior to the Sept. 10 Democratic primary.

The proposal calls for three debates per month from March through the primary.

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“Nassau families are ready for a change and taxpayers deserve to hear from the Democratic candidates for county executive,” said Haber. “Tom Suozzi admitted that he took voters for granted in 2009, and these voters deserve to know how his policies would be different this time around.”

A spokesman for the Suozzi campaign did not return calls for comment.

North Hempstead Town Supervisor Jon Kaiman, who has begun an exploratory campaign for county executive, would be invited to participate in the debates if he officially declared, Haber campaign officials said.

Kaiman campaign spokesman Justin Meyers did not return calls for comment. 

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