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Libertarians nominate LIer Michael McDermott for governor

  A Long Islander will run for governor on the Libertarian Party ticket.

  Michael McDermott was nominated at the party’s convention Saturday, the party announced on its web site. The 59-year-old Huntington Station resident is a real estate broker and former Hauppauge school board president.

  McDermott ran for Congress in 2012 on the party’s line, receiving less than 1 percent of the vote in his unsuccessful challenge of Rep. Steve Israel (D-Dix Hills). He couldn’t be reached to comment Monday.

   Libertarians don’t have an automatic spot on the New York ballot but must gather petition signatures to gain access. In 2010, party candidate Warren Redlich fell just short of the 50,000-vote threshold to gain ballot status, garnering 48,359.

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