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Denenberg still not campaigning for state senate seat

David Denenberg, left, and Michael Venditto.

(Credit: David Pokress / James Escher)

Nassau Legis. David Denenberg and his criminal defense attorney Jason Russo Wednesday insisted that the Merrick Democrat still is not campaigning despite a news release from some constituents that said the community “supports Dave Denenberg for New York State Senate.”

Russo also, for the first time, denied allegations by the campaign of Nassau Legis. Michael Venditto (R-Massapequa) that Denenberg...

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GOP spends $1.5 million on three swing Island seats

Republican candidates spent more than $1.5 million over the past three months to try to win three seats on Long Island that are considered essential to controlling the state Senate, far outpacing Democrats, records show.

In their bid to defend swing seats in Nassau and Suffolk counties, state- and county-level Republican fundraising committees are stepping on the gas pedal. Records show they...

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