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Rep. Steve Israel endorses Southampton Supervisor Anna Throne-Holst for Congress

Southampton Supervisor Anna Throne-Holst plans to run for

Southampton Supervisor Anna Throne-Holst plans to run for the 1st Congressional District seat in 2016. This photo is from Aug. 5, 2013. Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan

Rep. Steve Israel, who formerly headed the congressional Democrats' campaign committee, on Tuesday endorsed Southampton Supervisor Anna Throne-Holst to take on freshman Republican Rep. Lee Zeldin next year.

The endorsement came the day after Throne-Holst announced that she had raised $512,000 in her first month on the campaign trail. Venture capitalist and Suffolk County Planning Commission chairman David Calone said he has raised $505,000 since announcing his candidacy for the Democratic nomination in May.

"Anna is exactly what we need in Congress," said Israel (D-Huntington). "She has a proven track record of rolling up her sleeves and getting right to work."

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