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November 2, 2016

ALBANY — Test refusal forces have taken an interest in the race for the state's 5th Senate District, and they’re using the organizing tools that have been effective in driving New York's test opt-out movement to try to oust longtime incumbent Republican Sen. Carl Marcellino.

“We’re using all of our... | read more ››

October 26, 2016
Newsday picks Jim Gaughran to represent parts of Huntington and Oyster Bay.

Carl Marcellino has been a solid member of the New York State Senate for more than 20 years. In that time, he’s done some very good work, especially as a champion of the environment, most recently in securing $200 million in state funds that municipalities can tap for sewer upgrades... | read more ››

October 25, 2016

Gov. Andrew Cuomo made a pitch for down-ballot Democratic candidates at a local fundraiser in Suffolk County last night, singling out state Senate hopeful Jim Gaughran as being particularly needed in Albany.

“We have a number of candidates running for the state Senate who are great,” Cuomo said to applause... | read more ››

October 25, 2016

During a speech at the Suffolk County Democratic dinner that capped an afternoon of campaigning on Long Island (more on that below), Cuomo described Donald Trump as “a political scream.” The governor spoke of the need to elect Democratic legislators to prevent gridlock that the political right revels in, “or... | read more ››

October 20, 2016

Of course the presidential election has stolen the spotlight this campaign season and that is the most critical decision Americans will make November 8, but down ballot there is another important decision to make in the race for New York State Senate in the Fifth District, which includes Northport.

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October 20, 2016

“This is a sad day, and an urgent reminder that we need to address public corruption and pass meaningful ethics reforms. All elected officials should be judged on what they have done to fight corruption, and my opponent, Carl Marcellino, has consistently enabled and supported Ed Mangano and John Venditto.... | read more ››