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4 questions with Ed Mangano at the Republican National Convention

Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano at the Republican

Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland on Monday, July 18, 2016. Credit: Edward B. Colby

CLEVELAND - At Monday morning’s kickoff breakfast for the New York State GOP delegation, Newsday found one of Long Island’s leaders: Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano. He said this presidential campaign shows that “America is searching for a leader.” Mangano is an alternate to the convention from the 3rd Congressional District. 

QUESTION: Who are you most excited to hear speak, beside Trump, at the convention and why?

ANSWER: We have a number of good speakers, but I’m excited to hear Giuliani tonight.

QUESTION: Because he’s the local guy?

ANSWER: Yeah. He was a great mayor, and a good friend, and I’m looking forward to hearing Giuliani address the Republican National Convention tonight.

QUESTION: Why is Trump the best candidate to run this country?

ANSWER: Well, I think he put forth a direction of strengthening our national security, and strengthening our local economy, and those are powerful messages that I believe citizens are going to receive well, and he’s going to earn their support. … So this convention gives Donald Trump an opportunity to unify the party, and advance his platform so that a broader range of people can understand what he stands for.

QUESTION: What do you think the 2016 campaign says about America?

ANSWER: I think the 2016 campaign says that America is searching for a leader. That the people of our country are concerned about their security and their economic future, and they’re searching for a candidate that’s best going to serve their wants, and that’s what you’re going to see in this campaign this year.

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