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Pledges were the political order of the day Wednesday in Nassau County.


Republican Rick Lazio signed a symbolic pledge card outside the county courthouse in Mineola promising not to raise taxes if elected governor.

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About a half-hour later and about a mile away in Carle Place, two Nassau County legislators said they would be reaching out to high school students and urging to sign a pledge not to text while driving.


Democrats Judy Jacobs of Woobury and Kevan Abrahams of Hempstead said the pledge was part of a “multi-point initiative” to reduce in the incidence of texting while driving.