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Omar Jorge, a Democrat from Valley Stream took on Nassau County Legis. Francis X. Becker (R-Lynbrook) in 2008, but lost. Jorge upped and moved south with his family shortly thereafter.

Now, the local Republican assemblyman, Robert Barra of Lynbrook, is retiring and Jorge is having regrets from afar: 

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He writes on his Facebook page: "Just my luck. I move out of NY and my former Assemblyman decides to retire. Open seat at home and I'm 700 miles away."