Spin Cycle

News, views and commentary on Long Island, state and national politics.

US Sen. Charles Schumer will help raise money for state Sen. Brian Foley (D-Blue Point) tomorrow at a fundraiser in Manhattan, as Liz B reports here, noting the stronger collections by GOP challenger Lee Zeldin in the 3rd S.D. With the state Senate expected to remain a close majority -- whether the GOP wins it back or not -- the fate of Foley, viewed by conventional wisdom and locals alike as a vulnerable first-termer, becomes key, given the key territory Suffolk has become this year.