With the election just a month away, Nassau Republican chairman Joseph Mondello called all GOP candidates last week to party headquarters to give them a simple message: Don't do anything stupid.

Several people who were at the meeting said Mondello told them to stay on message that Republicans will not raise taxes. Don't knock fellow Republicans. And don't come up with any crazy plans or wild proposals before Election Day.

Or, as one candidate put it, "Don't snatch defeat from the jaws of victory." -- Celeste Hadrick

From new rides at Adventureland to Long Island's best seafood restaurants to must-see summer concerts, here's your inside look at Newsday's summer Fun Book. Credit: Newsday Staff

Elisa DiStefano kick-starts summer with the Fun Book show From new rides at Adventureland to Long Island's best seafood restaurants to must-see summer concerts, here's your inside look at Newsday's summer Fun Book.

From new rides at Adventureland to Long Island's best seafood restaurants to must-see summer concerts, here's your inside look at Newsday's summer Fun Book. Credit: Newsday Staff

Elisa DiStefano kick-starts summer with the Fun Book show From new rides at Adventureland to Long Island's best seafood restaurants to must-see summer concerts, here's your inside look at Newsday's summer Fun Book.

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