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Todd Richman, ‘Doc’ Spencer out of race for 3rd CD

Rep. Steve Israel, seen here on March

Rep. Steve Israel, seen here on March 25, 2015, is not seeking re-election. Photo Credit: AP / Andrew Harnik

Two more Democratic contenders have pulled the plug on running to succeed retiring Rep. Steve Israel.

Financier Todd Richman of Great Neck and Suffolk Legis. William Spencer (D-Centerport) informed party leaders they no longer wish to run.

That leaves Former Nassau County Executive Tom Suozzi, former North Hempstead Supervisor Jon Kaiman, Suffolk Legis. Steve Stern (D-Dix Hills), North Hempstead town board member Anna Kaplan and lobbyist Brad Gerstman as the remaining contenders.

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