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Rick Lazio's campaign just announced the endorsement of Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano.

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Said Mangano: "For far too long, Albany has increased taxes and spending to levels that are simply unsustainable. Today, I'm joining the Republican and Conservative Parties by endorsing Rick Lazio for governor because of his solutions to change Albany. Rick will be a stronger partner for reducing taxes and fostering a business climate that puts people back to work in Nassau County. Rick has the right experience and the right message to succeed in November."

Said Lazio: "I am honored to have the endorsement of County Executive Mangano. I am running for governor because Albany needs a fundamental overhaul. We need to lower taxes and spending, and impose a hard property tax cap to make New York affordable for families and businesses. With the support of County Executive Mangano, I am confident we will sweep to victory this November."