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Steve Levy has announced Sullivan and Yates counties most recently in his support column, which add up to about three quarters of a percentage point combined of the weighted vote at next week's Republican convention in New York City. But it looks more impressive when he puts it on this chart, showing counties he's claimed since April 1, while rival Rick Lazio notched only Greene County. Part or whole for Levy: Tompkins, Columbia, Fulton, Cattaraugus, Delaware, Queens, Cayuga, Alleghany, Seneca, Ulster, Schuyler.

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The Suffolk county executive is making it more competitive than the Democrats, for sure. We're still waiting for the deluge of predicted defections that puts Levy over the top for next week's vote.