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He’s Back! Tom Suozzi Explores Race to Replace Rep. Steve Israel

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first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York An already congested Congressional contest just got more crowded as former Nassau County Executive Tom Suozzi became the latest candidate to join the growing ranks of those interested in succeeding Rep. Steve Israel, who rocked the Long Island political world earlier this month when he declared that he will not run for reelection this November.The 53-year-old Nassau Democrat, who served two terms as county executive after being Glen Cove mayor from 1994-2001, announced his intention to explore a run for New York’s 3rd Congressional District at a Tuesday morning event held at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury. A CPA and lawyer at the law firm of Harris Beach, Suozzi formally filed papers with the Federal Election Commission to form a fundraising committee, an initial step in the process.“Over the next month or two, I’m going to talk to people in the district, raise some money, really think it through with Helene and the kids and try to make the right decision,” Suozzi said.Come September he’ll have two kids in college and a son still in high school, so currently weighing on his and his wife Helene’s minds is that the commute to Washington, D.C., is longer than the one to Albany, which he considered making in 2006 before he lost a Democratic gubernatorial primary to then-Attorney General Eliot Spitzer.In 2009 Suozzi lost his race for a third term as county executive to then-Republican Legis. Ed Mangano, who beat the incumbent by 386 votes. Four years later, Suozzi ended up much further behind County Executive Mangano in a rematch, losing by 59-to-41 percent of the vote.“I know that people are sick of politicians and they’re sick of politics,” Suozzi tells the Press. “Going back into the arena is not an easy thing to do but I’m frustrated by what I see going on in politics these days and it’s got to be shaken up.”He took issue with the current campaign rhetoric coming from both the right and the left in the national discourse.“The Republicans are saying, ‘Let the marketplace take care of it. Let the rich continue to succeed and that will take care of everything,’ ” Suozzi complained. “And I don’t think it’s accurate what a lot of Democrats are saying, which is, ‘Let’s raise taxes on the rich.’ It’s not as simple as that….I want to work together with other people to actually solve real problems that face the people who live in the Third Congressional District.”At this early stage Suozzi is arguably the front-runner from his side of the aisle since he’s the only Democratic elected official to win county-wide office twice. The district stretches from northern Queens to Suffolk’s Huntington Town but its largest bulk includes Nassau’s Gold Coast.At this point, a dozen Democrats have expressed varying degrees of interest, and they’re all scheduled to meet Wednesday with Nassau Democratic Chairman Jay Jacobs and other party leaders in Glen Cove. Among the contenders are Nassau Interim Finance Authority Chairman Jon Kaiman, former North Hempstead Supervisor; Suffolk Legis. Steve Sterns (D-Dix Hills), who’s term-limited; North Hempstead Town board member Anna Kaplan; Brad Gerstman, a lobbyist; Assemb. Charles Lavine (D-Glen Cove); Robert Zimmerman, a Democratic National Committee member, who co-runs a public relations firm; Suffolk Legis. Dr. William Spencer (D-Huntington); Huntington Supervisor Frank Petrone; former Suffolk Legis. Jon Cooper; Todd Richman, a Great Neck businessman and philanthropist; and Laurie Scheinman, a psychologist and philanthropist from Port Washington.Rep. Steve Israel won’t run again this fall because he wants to spend more time writing novels and eating in diners, or so he says.Interest is also heating up on the Republican side. At this early stage the contenders are State Sen. Sen. Jack Martins (R-Old Westbury), the former mayor of Mineola; Suffolk Legis. Robert Trotta (R-Fort Salonga); Assemb. Chad Lupinacci (R-Huntington Station); and David Gurfein, a former Marine and currently president of a health & wellness business.“Jack’s all in, no question about it,” says E. O’Brien Murray, a campaign strategist for State Sen. Jack Martins, in a phone interview with the Press. “He’s definitely running.”Although Murray says he’s sure that Nassau Republicans will eventually come around to regard the former mayor of Mineola as their best candidate for the congressional seat, he was quick to criticize the former Nassau County Executive.“This is the same Tom Suozzi who brought us corruption in his first term, created the energy tax in his second term, and raised taxes 20 percent,” says Martins’ Republican spokesman. “The voters threw him out once and overwhelmingly rejected him the second time when he tried to come back.”Rep. Steve Israel, a former Huntington Town council member, was first elected to Congress in 2000 when the district included more of Suffolk than it does now after it was redrawn. For two terms Israel served as chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. He resigned that post following the brutal drubbing of Democrats in the 2014 mid-term elections, which included the defeat of Rep. Tim Bishop, who had represented the East End of Long Island in the 1st Congressional District but lost to then-State Sen. Lee Zeldin. Until Israel made his announcement two weeks ago, the race for Zeldin’s Congressional seat was the only one on Long Island drawing attention—and money—considering that Republicans hold a 30-seat majority in the House of Representatives and this district was considered a toss-up. Vying to run against Zeldin are Democrats Anna Throne-Holst, the former Southold Supervisor, and David Calone, the former Suffolk County planner and investor.Now Long Island has two hot Congressional races with national implications in 2016 when the White House is also up for grabs.last_img read more

RCCF celebrates 20 years

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first_imgRIPLEY COUNTY, Ind. — The Ripley County Community Foundation is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year.The foundation started in 1997 when a group of individuals gathered to create a permanent source of grant dollars to benefit the quality of life in Ripley County.With the assistance of Lilly Endowment and the Rising Sun Regional Foundation, they established the Ripley County Community Foundation.Over the past two decades, the foundation has given over $14 million to the Ripley County community.To celebrate 20 years, the foundation will grant $2,000 each month to a different local organization that is striving to improve the quality of life of those they serve.last_img

NPFL: Akwa Utd Consolidates Hold at the Top, Plateau Slips in…

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first_imgDuro IkhazuagbeAkwa United FC wednesday consolidated at the top of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) with a valuable Match-day 6 away point gained in the 1-1 draw with FC IfeanyiUbah in Nnewi.Akwa United is now leading the pack on 13 points from six games.Cyril Olisema put the Promise Keepers ahead as early as the 12th minutes of the game the Anambra Warriors needed to win to return to reckoning after picking just six points from initial 15 of their first five matches of the season. However, skipper of the team, Patrick Ikeokwu, restored parity two minutes after the return from the first half break. Further efforts by the hosts to break the deadlock failed till the last whistle.At the Sani Abacha Stadium in Kano, champions Plateau United were handed 2-0 defeat by Kano Pillars to slip off the top of the NPFL. The defeat was Plateau’s second of the season.The Sai Masugida were handed the three valuable points through the brace scored by Junior Lokosa in the 21st and 27th minutes of the first half of the game. He’s now the leading goal poacher of the new season on six goals.Plateau remains second behind Akwa United on 12 points while Pillars has leapfrogged both Lobi Stars and Wikki to the third spot of the NPFL log.In Agege, MFM FC edged Wikki Tourists 2-1 to return to winning ways. Waheed Adebayo scored the opening goal in the sixth minute after good work by Jesse Akila.The lead lasted only 10 minutes before Nafiu Kabuga equalised for Wikki Tourists from the spot. Akila however got the winner five minutes before the break.In the Abia Derby played at the U.J. Esuene Stadium in Calabar yesterday, Enyimba defeated Abia Warriors 1-0. Winger Stanley Dimgba got the winner for the Aba Elephant. The victory was Enyimba’s second win of the season.At the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium in Enugu this evening, one of the biggest fixtures of Match-day 6 will be decided this evening when Enugu Rangers and Rivers United go toe to toe for the three points at stake.Rangers go into today’s game on the back of a 1-2 defeat to Nasarawa United in Lafia on Monday and will be looking to bounce back by amassing maximum points at the expense of the Port Harcourt club.The ‘Flying Antelopes’ have won once and also lost once at home this term but they will fancy their chances against a Rivers United side that have yet to register neither points nor goals on the board, on the road this term.The other two games of the evening are the fixtures between bottom of the table landlords Kwara United versus Lobi Stars and the Niger Tornadoes versus Heartland FC.MATCH DAY 6IfeanyiUbah 1-1 Akwa UnitedYobe Stars 1 – 0 Katsina UtdEnyimba 1 – 0 Abia WarriorsSunshine 1- 0 El KanemiK’ Pillars 2 – 0 Plateau UtdMFM FC 2 – 1 WikkiGo Round FC Vs Nasarawa (PP)TODAYKwara Utd Vs LobiRangers Vs Rivers UtdTornadoes Vs HeartlandShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Photos: World Series Game 3 marathon produces range of feelings

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first_img Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire PreviousA fan covers his face before the start of the 17th inning in Game 3 of the World Series baseball game between the Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday, Oct. 26, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Dodgers player celebrate Max Muncy’s game-winning home run in the 18th inning of game three of the World Series at Dodger Stadium on Friday, October 26, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Dodgers players celebrate Max Muncy’s game-winning home run in the 18th inning of Game 3 of the World Series late Friday night at Dodger Stadium. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsThe Los Angeles Dodgers celebrates after Max Muncy’s walk off during the 18th inning in Game 3 of the World Series baseball game against the Boston Red Sox on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, in Los Angeles. The Dodgers won 3-2. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)The Dodgers’ Max Muncy celebrates his game-winning solo home run in the 18th inning of Game 3 of the World Series late Friday night at Dodger Stadium. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG)The Dodgers’ Max Muncy celebrates his game-winning solo home run in the 18th inning of Game 3 of the World Series late Friday night at Dodger Stadium. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Kenta Maeda reacts to striking out the last Boston batter in the fifteenth inning of game three of the World Series at Dodger Stadium on Friday, October 26, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)in the xxx inning of game three of the World Series at Dodger Stadium on Friday, October 26, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Max Muncy celebrates his game-winning solo home run in the 18th inning of game three of the World Series at Dodger Stadium on Friday, October 26, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Scott Alexander, right, sits on the bench after being pulled from the game after giving up a run on his error in the twelfth inning of game three of the World Series at Dodger Stadium on Friday, October 26, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG)Boston Red Sox’s Eduardo Nunez goes into the crowd after catching a Cody Bellinger pop fly in the thirteeenth inning of game three of the World Series at Dodger Stadium on Friday, October 26, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG)A young Dodgers fan rests in the outfield pavilion during the 17th inning of game three of the World Series at Dodger Stadium on Friday, October 26, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG)Fans watch during the 14th inning in Game 3 of the World Series baseball game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Boston Red Sox on Friday, Oct. 26, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Spectators cheer during the 13th inning in Game 3 of the World Series baseball game between the Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday, Oct. 26, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)Fans yawn during the 16th inning in Game 3 of the World Series baseball game between the Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday, Oct. 26, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)A fan yawns before the start of the 17th inning in Game 3 of the World Series baseball game between the Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday, Oct. 26, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)A fan covers his face before the start of the 17th inning in Game 3 of the World Series baseball game between the Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday, Oct. 26, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Dodgers player celebrate Max Muncy’s game-winning home run in the 18th inning of game three of the World Series at Dodger Stadium on Friday, October 26, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)NextShow Caption1 of 16Dodgers player celebrate Max Muncy’s game-winning home run in the 18th inning of game three of the World Series at Dodger Stadium on Friday, October 26, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)ExpandMORE WORLD SERIES COVERAGE:Related Articleslast_img read more