Spin Cycle

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Ray Perini lost the Republican primary for district attorney to Democrat Tom Spota countywide -- but managed to outpoll the incumbent  in two of Suffolk’s 10 towns.

Perini took Islip 1,281 to 1,253 for Spota and edged the incumbent 356 to 333 in Southampton. Perini, however, lost his hometown Huntington by 56 votes and was swamped in Smithtown by more than 1,200 votes Brookhaven by 600 votes and Riverhead by 338 votes.