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With seven weeks to go before Election Day, the candidates for Nassau district attorney touted dueling endorsements on Thursday.
Democrat Acting DA Madeline Singas received the backing of 64 former prosecutors while Republican Town Supervisor Kate Murray was endorsed by the Long Beach Patrolmen's Benevolent Association.
The list of former prosecutors backing Singas previously worked at district attorney offices in Nassau, Queens and Manhattan and as an assistant U.S. attorney in the Eastern District of New York.
In an endorsement letter they cited Singas' "executive experience and prosecutorial record."
"These men and women have done the job, and they understand that we need a prosecutor with two decades of prosecution experience protecting Nassau's families," Singas said at a news conference in Mineola.
Murray, meanwhile, held a news conference in Long Beach to announce the endorsement of the 66-member Long Beach PBA.
"Kate Murray is one of the most respected leaders in local government, and she possesses the experience and leadership skills to protect and serve the residents of Nassau County," said Long Beach PBA president Kenneth Apple.
Murray previously received the backing of the Nassau PBA, Detectives Association and Superior Officers Association, along with the Port Authority and MTA PBA. The Suffolk County Superior Officers Association and Detectives Association also endorsed Murray.
"It is truly an honor that the Long Beach PBA has joined with other law enforcement associations to give me their endorsement, recognizing my background and leadership record," Murray said.