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What price friendship? Sen. Brian Foley (D-Blue Point) says his old county legislative buddy Steve Levy will not campaign against him as a Republican this fall.
Three days before Levy switched parties and announced for governor, “he told me...he would not work against my re-election,” Foley said. “I’ll take him at his word.”
But Suffolk chairman John Jay LaValle, begs to differ, calling Foley "an absolute disaster."
“Watch,” LaValle said in Albany after Levy joined the race. “It’s going to be fun.”
And Levy? “Brian is a friend,” he said later that day. “Right now, I’m not talking about endorsements on anyone.”
Senate Minority Leader Dean Skelos (R-Rockville Centre) is muted on whether he expects Levy’s help against Foley and Craig Johnson (D-Port Washington).
"Whether it's Rick Lazio or Steve Levy, we're going to beat those two candidates," he said.