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This redistricting year has produced yet another instance in which the thing that was never expected to happen is, indeed, not happenning.

That is, Nassau District Attorney Kathleen Rice will not run for Congress in the newly drawn 2nd C.D. where Rep. Peter King (R-Seaford) is running for re-election.

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She’d been approached by Rep. Steve Israel (D-Huntington), on behalf of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, which he heads.

“She’s in the middle of three very important initiatives,” said her political spokesman Eric Phillips. These include work on reforming the juvenile-justice court system, the county’s criminal forensics system and an ambitious state legislative agenda, Phillips said.
“She doesn’t want to leave those things undone” and loves her current post, he said.