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Big Long Island wins help Democrats take control of State Senate

Nov
7
2018

Democrats also campaigned to block Republican President Donald Trump’s policies on taxes, immigration, social welfare programs, civil rights and environmental protection.

Most Republicans, however, tried to walk a fine line on Trump, who is deeply unpopular in New York. New York Republicans have said they would support some of his measures, such as those that spur the economy, while distancing themselves form Trump’s heated rhetoric.

Suffolk County Executive Steven Bellone, who was dispatched statewide to show Democrats how to win in Republican areas, called Stewart-Cousins “the soon-to-be majority leader.”

“I look forward to working together to protect suburban homeowners and finally pass good-government reforms that have been stalled for far too long,” Bellone said.

Democrats controlled the Senate only twice: In 1965 until Republicans won a special election months later; and in 2008, when Democrats won 32 seats in what was then a 62-seat chamber. Republicans scored a net gain of two seats in 2010, giving them a 32-seat majority plus a conservative Democrat who allied with them. GOP rule was further solidified in 2010 when four Democrats broke away from the Democratic majority to form the Independent Democratic Conference, which allied with the Republican majority and Democratic Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo to get some progressive measures to the floor. It dissolved in April under pressure within the party.| read more ››

Southold and Riverhead Dems Team Up with Indivisible North Fork for Gershon Event

Jul
4
2018

Southold Democrats, Riverhead Democrats, and Indivisible North Fork invite you to join us at Touch of Venice, in Cutchogue, on July 10 from 7-9 pm to meet Perry Gershon, Democratic Candidate for our district and plan for the campaign ahead. This is an action meeting for those ready to get involved!

At the event, guests will have the opportunity to learn about the field campaign plan from Gershon's field manager and get trained (if needed) on how to make contacts. Phone lists and walk sheets will be available for those who are ready to get started right away.

The campaign to reclaim CD-1 from Zeldin and the Republicans has begun. But it can't be won without a lot of work....| read more ››

Democratic Congressional Hopefuls Pitch Their Candidacies

Feb
12
2018

Seven people vying for the chance to run against Lee Zeldin in November pitched their candidacies Saturday morning at a breakfast event hosted by Southold Democrats at the Hellenic Snack Bar in East Marion.

Zeldin (R-Shirley) will seek election to a third term this fall. Democrats looking to unseat him believe he is a vulnerable incumbent, citing his allegiance to President Donald Trump, an appearance in his behalf at a campaign fundraiser by former Trump strategist Steve Bannon and his postion on issues they say show he is “out of touch” with residents in New York’s First Congressional District.| read more ››

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