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Suffolk GOP county exec hopeful puts off full-time campaign

Republican James O'Connor may have promised to suspend his law practice and run full time for county executive the night he got the nomination. But he is not starting quite yet.

Originally, O'Connor, a former North Hemptead town board member who now lives in Great River, said he expected to devote full time to the campaign starting in July; now he has pushed the date back to between Aug. 1 and Aug. 15.

O'Connor, who has not been active in GOP politics since moving to Suffolk, said he is delaying his fulltime campaign because he found many local civic groups do not have meetings in July.

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