Steve Levy to switch parties in run for governor

Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy addresses the Student

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Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy addresses the Student Congress for Justice, in Holbrook. (Nov. 6, 2009) (Credit: John Dunn)

Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy will announce Friday he is leaving the Democratic Party to run for governor of New York as a Republican, a Levy campaign spokeswoman said late Wednesday night.

Levy will declare his candidacy in Albany with the endorsement of "a large majority of Republican vice chairs as well as many Republican county chairs," spokeswoman Rene Babich said.

Levy's...

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