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Nassau Dem war: Michael Zapson zaps Jay Jacobs with petitions

Long Beach Democratic leader seems to be taking

Long Beach Democratic leader seems to be taking his feud with Jay Jacobs, the party's county chairman, up a notch. Credit: Davidoff Hutcher & Citron LLP

Long Beach Democratic Party chairman Michael Zapson has filed nominating petitions for 120 Democratic committee slots along Nassau County's South Shore in a power struggle with county Democratic chairman Jay Jacobs, who has called for Zapson to resign.

"No I don't want to become Nassau Democratic chairman, " Zapson said, "But I think if we ever want to win elections again, Jay needs to go."

Jacobs' replacement? "It doesn't really matter. You can't do any worse," Zapson said.

"That comes from a self-serving leader who uses his position to enrich himself at the expense of the Democratic Party," replied Jacobs, "I'll stand on my record."

The petition battle goes to court this week.

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