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Laurie Scheinman may run for open Congressional seat

Add a new name to the list of potential Democratic contenders interested in Rep. Steve Israel’s 3rd District seat.

Laurie Scheinman, 52, a psychologist and philanthropist who runs a store in Port Washington where all the profits go to charity, has expressed interest in running, according to Jay Jacobs, Nassau Democratic chairman. She is married to Martin Scheinman, a prominent labor mediator.

Suffolk Legis. Steve Stern (D-Dix Hills) meanwhile formally declared his candidacy late last week and formed a fundraising committee in a field where there are 11 Democratic candidates.

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