Spin Cycle

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Kenneth Mangan, who’s owned small businesses, says dysfunction and corruption in Albany “have gone way over the edge” — and leads him to launch a Democratic primary Monday for the state Assembly seat held by Ginny Fields (D-Oakdale). Mangan, 55, of Sayville, and his wife Karen McGuire, are known for their work for poor kids, such as founding the Christmastime “Every Child’s Dream” event.