Spin Cycle

News, views and commentary on Long Island, state and national politics.

A few news pieces on the races for the state Senate:

Kemp Hannon versus Ryan Cronin looks more competitive than several others, as Yancey Roy reports here.

The GOP sounds confident but is spending some money on LI, just in case.

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As top-of-the-ticket candidades go, Mitt Romney doesn't look like another Carl Paladino, who was seen as the master of down-ballot disaster.

The Democratic candidate against Sen. John Flanagan suspended his campaign while taking on county work.

Sen. Kenneth LaValle's position on fracking is noted here. It reads in part:

LaValle (R-Port Jefferson) opposes regulations that would allow it "until health studies convincingly prove there is not a threat," said spokesman Drew Biondo.

LaValle co-sponsored legislation that would have placed a moratorium on the practice, and "will not support fracking until there is clear  convincing proof that it doesn't pose a threat."