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Lee Zeldin, the Republican state senator from Shirley who announced he's seeking to unseat Rep. Tim Bishop (D-Southampton), said today in an email he has signed anti-tax crusader Grover Norquist's "no-tax" pledge. Nearly every Republican in the House have signed on to the pledge sponsored by the advocacy group Americans for Tax Reform - but not all: Rep. Richard Hanna of Barneveld...Read more »
Republican George Demos got a boost Thursday when former Gov. George Pataki endorsed his congressional candidacy.
Demos, a Brookhaven attorney, is running again for the 1st Congressional District on the eastern end of Long Island, even though he failed to win the GOP nomination in 2010 and 2012. State Sen. Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley) also has declared his candidacy and has lined up support from...Read more »