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Democratic Assembly candidates decline nominations

Two Democratic Assembly candidates have declined their nominations and have been replaced by party officials.

William Schilling of Miller Place declined the Democratic nomination in the 2nd Assembly District, and Michael Conroy was named to replace him to run against Republican Assemb. Anthony Palumbo of New Suffolk.

Democrat Edward Buturla, of West Babylon, declined the party nomination in the 9th District. He was replaced by Brendan Cunningham, of West Babylon, to run against Republican Assemb. Joseph Saladino of Massapequa.

A third Democrat, Kevin Mulholland, also officially declined the party’s nomination to run against GOP Assemb. Andrew Raia in the 11th District. Democrat Spencer Rumsey, of Northport, already had filed petitions to run against Raia.

Meanwhile, a backer of Raia filed petitions to run an Opportunity to Ballot on the Reform Party line, which was originally an anti-Common Core ballot line, but was taken over by GOP supporters.

In the 3rd State Senate District, backers of Democratic contender John DeVito have filed general objections to petitions filed by primary opponents Joseph Fritz and former Suffolk Legis. Rick Montano.

A backer of Assemb. Phil Ramos has filed general objections to petitions filed by Democratic primary challenger Giovanni Mata. Specific objections are due Monday.

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